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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Love is in the air…. during romance awareness month

Aug 25, 2020

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” —A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh


One doesn’t have to wait until February to celebrate love, and romance, for August brings Romance Awareness month!  Romance Awareness monthwas created by Celebrate Romance founder Eileen Buchheim, with the intention of helping couples reignite those sparks, and work on their relationships all through the year.

Romance Awareness month can be celebrated in many ways, from holding hands, writing a love letter, having a special date night, and/or…reading a great romance novel!

Here are some book lists to help celebrate and partake in romance awareness month!

Romance Awareness Month...for adults!by charmaine_library

#romanceawarenessmonth #August #romance #fiction #non-fiction

L'amour est dans l'air.... pendant le mois de la sensibilisation à l'amourby charmaine_library

#Mois de la sensibilisation à la romance #août #la romance #les romans #les documentaires

Romance Awareness Month...for teens! / Mois de la sensibilisation à la romance... pour les adolescents !by HA_teen

#romanceawarenessmonth #August #romance #fiction #non-fiction #teens #Mois de la sensibilisation à la romance #août #la romance #les romans #les documentaires #les ados