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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Get Active at Home

People exercising

Feb 08, 2021

Do you want to keep fit this winter and spring?  Perhaps you began with fitness classes offered by OPL in the fall and you want to continue?  Or you want to exercise more frequently?   

Studies show that balance exercises are one of the most effective ways of preventing falls.  They are as important as strength exercises for your ongoing health.

You can, with easy access to videorcordings of exercises classes.  We invited several of the fitness instructors who gave our popular Friday fitness classes in 2020 to record 30-minute videos of exercise classes. 

 These classes are free, and are available at any time, to fit your schedule! 

These videos offer exercises you can do from home, without any special equipment.  They are easy to fit into your daily routine. 

You will find videorecordings by Amanda Sterczyk, Karine Léveillé and Cassie Love on the Ottawa Public Library's YouTube Channel.

You can click on the classes directly from our new Get Active at Home page that you will find linked under "Explore further" on the Aging Well Together portal.


Get active at Homeby Jill_Biblio

Borrow these Dvds and books with exercises geared toward older adults, to help you keep fit and make exercise part of your daily routine.

Soyez actif chez vousby Jill_Biblio

Des ressources à emprunter pour vous guider vers une santé physique.