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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An interactive online resource for newspapers and magazines: PressReader!

Preview of the PressReader app.

Mar 30, 2020


You can read literally thousands of newspapers and magazines around Canada and the world with PressReader. Publications include the Ottawa Citizen, Le Devoir, Canadian Geographic, Sélection/Reader’s Digest, Elle Québec, Kayak, Style at Home, Our Canada, Géo Plein Air and Hockey News.  The Globe and Mail is only available for in-library use only.

You are not restricted to the default interface.  A drop-down menu on the upper right of the web page allows you to change the language, the order of the publications seen and how you want to see the display of publications.  Signing in to the PressReader website through the Ottawa Public Library and your library card will allow you to select your favourite publications so you do not need to browse the menu every time.  It also allows you to keep the language settings.

Once an article or page is selected, the menu at the top right changes. There are options to select the Interface language (as before), a translation of the article, the choice to have the article read to you, and alter the size of the text for easier reading.

Other options include printing a selected page, sharing it through social media or email, printing the page or selection of a page, or save it to a collection.

PressReader has an app for most operating systems: iOS, Android, Windows (mobile and desktop), Amazon Fire and Blackberry.  Click here for a guide on how to set up PressReader.

All the news at home. No home delivery subscription required!


Blog post contributed by Greg from the Manotick Branch.