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.   


Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

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. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Learn to Camp | Initiation au camping

May 10, 2021

Are you considering a camping vacation this year?  Now more than ever people are seeking ways to get out and enjoy the fresh air in the great outdoors.  Camping offers a way to discover and explore the many parks in Canada, and at the same time enjoy fresh air, nature, and beautiful scenery.  Have you never been camping before?  You may have many questions –what do I bring? where do I go? how do I plan meals and cook? what can we do?  Ottawa Public Library has organized a Learn to Camp series online to prepare you!   Join guides from Parks Canada, from experienced campers, and from outdoor cooking experts who will share their knowledge and skills and lots of ideas about how to enjoy camping.  Whether you are planning a weekend camping trip or longer, you will learn how to prepare and plan, how to have fun outdoors with activities such as tracking wildlife in nature, how to camp with very young children, and how to plan and prepare nutritious meals.  The series includes English and French sessions!      

This series is offered in partnership with Parks Canada.  Explore the books on camping and camp cooking that you can borrow from Ottawa Public Library, for adults and for children.

Campingby Jill_Biblio

Le campingby Jill_Biblio