Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021


Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   


Alta Vista branch: Return to regular hours and service


Alta Vista branch has returned to regular service and hours on October 22, 2021.

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers


Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

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Happy Mother's Day!

May 07, 2021

Happy Mother's Day! Times are especially hard for mothers these days, but nothing beats a token of affection from their loved ones, children and friends. This day should start with a warm thank you to all moms for their courage, love, genuine affection and attention even during these harsh times. Spoil your mothers on this beautiful Sunday, May 9, and shower them with the most beautiful memories you can hold.

In addition to flowers, chocolate and gifts, the Library has an extensive list of books to entertain them. If you know your mom's literary taste, feel free to browse our collection and online resources.

Fiction books may seem like a good choice. According to surveys, it is proven that women read more fiction books than men and that women in general read more than men. So, if your mom loves to read, we have everything in our collection to make her happy.

Find below some exciting reading suggestions: