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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Metcalfe village branch of Ottawa Public Library will move to Metcalfe Town Hall next year

Sep 03, 2021

 The Metcalfe village branch of Ottawa Public Library will move next year to the old Metcalfe Town Hall, down the road from the current location. Contactless holds pickup and returns service will continue at the current location -- Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm until the new location is ready, expected in spring 2022. 

The facility currently housing Ottawa Public Library's Metcalfe village branch, at 2782 8th Line, has major structural issues that make it unusable for library purposes. The former Metcalfe Town Hall, located at 8243 Victoria Street, has been secured as a nearby alternative location to ensure continued library services in the community.  

Renovation work, originally slated for spring 2021, was delayed due to provincial construction shutdowns. Construction at the Metcalfe Town Hall location will begin this fall. 

The Metcalfe Town Hall will be renovated to ensure it meets building code, life safety, and accessibility requirements. These renovations will be a long-term investment in the building that will serve the community well beyond use by the library. Library furniture will be as mobile as possible so it can be moved to accommodate periodic community events that may take place at the Metcalfe Town Hall while the Library branch is located there. 

Next year’s move to the Metcalfe Town Hall location will locate Library services alongside City services in one convenient location for OPL customers and all residents who would like to use the Metcalfe village branch.  

Once in the Town Hall location next spring, OPL will study the optimal long-term solution for the Metcalfe village branch.  

Hours and location of all OPL branches are available at on OPL’s website: