• Current In-Person Services


    22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are open for modified services at this time. For details on our current in-person services, visit: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services.

    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile schedule.

    MANDATORY:  Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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Lynda.com Tidbits


With Back to School just around the corner and a lot of people still working at home, we have compiled some handy resources for you, available at Lynda.com. These resources will help you with remote learning and working from home during these challenging times of physical distancing, when we still need social supports!

1. Preparing Your Online Learning

Learning with Your Mobile Device with Kevin Kelly





Learning Zoom with Garrick Chow





Learning Study Skills with Paul Nowak





Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Gemma Leigh Roberts





2. Balancing Work and Life

Balancing Work and Life with Dave Crenshaw





How to Slow Down and Be More Productive with Dave Crenshaw





Building Better Routines with Mike Vardy





Time Management: Working from Home with Dave Crenshaw





Mindful Meditations for Work and Life with Scott Shute





If you want to watch one of these courses, go to the the OPL Online Resources portal and select Lynda.com. From there, enter your library card number and pin to login and search for the title of the course you wish to take.

With over 4,000 video courses from top experts, Lynda.com is the place to go for learning technology, creative and business skills, and much more. 

Enjoy your learning!