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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Mindfulness to Calm Full Minds

Picture of 3 rocks stacked on top of each other.

Apr 22, 2020


This is a strange and stressful time.  Sometimes it can be hard to remember that the blue sky is still there behind all those clouds.  Some people are turning to mindfulness for help.

Mindfulness does not require any religion or faith, equipment or special outfits.  It is accessible to anyone, anywhere, at any time.  Some people practice mindfulness by focusing on their breath for a few moments when they are feeling overwhelmed.  Some try to notice their senses as they walk around the neighbourhood.  Others prefer to sit in a quiet spot to meditate for a while where they will not be disturbed.

If you are interested in learning more about mindfulness, these eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and streaming music collections are a great place to start.


Blog post contribute by Emily from our Main branch.



Pleine conscience - livres électroniques, livres audio téléchargeables, et la musique en lecture continueby Emily_Biblio

Mindfulness - eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and streaming musicby Emily_Biblio