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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Have you tried a MOOC yet?

Apr 10, 2020

Are you getting tired of watching TV, and reading during #physicaldistancing and are looking for something new, interesting and interactive to do? 

Try a MOOC - Massive Open Online Course! From Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature (Harvard), to Psychology 1001 (Carleton) to Indigenous Canada (U Alberta) to Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential (McMaster) there’s a free course for everyone!

Below is a list of some universities who provide Open Access Courses (MOOCS):

You can also check out Coursera, Edx and Kadenze to search for more institutions and free courses!

You can also access some free open access textbooks with:

And don't forget the Ottawa Public Library's free access to .

 Blog post contributed by Charmaine Atrooshi from our Hazeldean branch.