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 creative in the kitchen with these great videos

Attractive food picture

Apr 23, 2020

Going stir crazy stuck in the house? Why not stir up a new dish? We have an excellent selection of online videos to get you started. Do you want a healthy dish with lots of fresh veggies, or do you prefer to luxuriate in front of the fire with a mug of hot tea and a freshly baked treat? Perhaps you could even include the kids in your culinary efforts. Choose a recipe and let’s get going!


  • Ricardo Cuisine is an excellent website that offers easy to follow, foolproof recipes. For variety and clearly indicated levels, this is a great choice. The website offers recipes and videos.
  • The OPL library website offers many streaming videos on food and cooking. Rediscover Julia Child or take cooking lessons with a professional.

Have fun in the kitchen and remember to keep an eye on the kids!


Blog post contribute by Sonja from our Blackburn Hamlet Branch

Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash