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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How to Download Libby for Use With E-books/Audiobooks on an Andriod Phone

Mar 20, 2020

Call me crazy or a 'technophobe' but I have always enjoyed going into a library and searching the shelves, reading the back cover and author bios for my next read rather than moving to the digital collection of e-books and audiobooks.

In the ever changing present, there comes a time when the stacks of books at home slowly dwindles until you have nothing left to read. So my friends, let's take the plunge together and deep dive into the world of how to get an e-book/audiobook from the library on an android phone. First and foremost, we have an amazing digital collection of e-books and audiobooks available at our fingertips here at the Ottawa Public Library. Staff members are creating such wonderful lists and suggestions of what we can be reading using what is available on our digital collection.

Let's get started on figuring out how to borrow this material! The first main piece of information you need to know is that you can't borrow an e-book/audiobook right from our library catalogue without previously having an application on your device that is able to read said material. This tutorial video is going to cover one application 'Libby' that you can download on your android phone (that's the device I am practicing on) to borrow material from OPL. The video gives a  step-by-step visual of how to download and borrow your first book!

Let's get techy with it!

How to Download Libby for E-books/Audiobooks on an Android Phone