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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Great news on sustainability and the OPL-LAC Joint Facility

Image of future OPL-LAC Joint Facility, view from Albert Street (rendering)

Dec 15, 2020

Great news for the Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility! A few weeks ago, in its Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada announced that it will provide funding that will support sustainability enhancements for a net zero carbon facility.

This funding will result in significant enhancements to the facility including:

  • upgraded building exterior and insulation;
  • triple-glazed windows;
  • solar panels on the building rooftop and imbedded in the building facade;
  • more sustainable building materials;
  • and a green wall on the interior of the facility.

The three project partners, Ottawa Public Library, Library and Archives Canada, and the City of Ottawa are proud that the joint facility will be an environmental leader and showcase of sustainable infrastructure design in Ottawa and across the country.

For details on this future landmark destination, visit

Take a virtual tour of the Town Hall of the OPL-LAC Joint Facility.