Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Généalogie Québec et PRDH at home

Le titre Retracez vos ancêtres de couleur blanc écrit sur sur un fond gris et sur l'image d'un arbre de couleur noir. / The title Retracez vos ancêtres in white written on a gray background and on the image of a black tree.

Jan 18, 2021

The databases Généalogie Québec and PRDH are now available to use from the comfort of your own home!

Both databases are accessible in French and English.

Généalogie Québec provides access to over 42,000,000 images and files from the origins of New France to today, drawn from the search tools of the Drouin Genealogical Institute.

PRDH (Programme de recherche en démographie historique) is a database containing a directory of civil status records (baptisms, marriages and burials) in Quebec (1621-1799), a genealogical dictionary of families (1621-1765) and a directory of couples and descendants.

Enjoy this service from OPL - follow the links below to start a session.

Image: Généalogie Québec

Généalogie Québec

Quebec Records
Image: Programme De Recherche En Démographie Historique

Programme De Recherche En Démographie Historique

Research Program in Historical Demography : PRDH-IGD