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 & Wellbeing resources at LinkedIn Learning

Aug 20, 2021 was updated to LinkedIn Learning for Library almost eight months ago. We hope you have had the opportunity to dive in and are enjoying it.

We all know that LinkedIn Learning provides courses on business and technology, but did you know that there are also a lot of personal development courses? These are designed to provide you with tools to unleash your greatness, build resilience against daily stresses, achieve emotional wellbeing, and live your best life.

With everything that’s going on in the world today and the impact it’s having on our work and home lives, it can be easy to get anxious and overwhelmed. During these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to remember to breathe, take care of yourself, and focus on the present.

We hope you can follow the short tutorials, or some of the more comprehensive courses, to relax and give yourself some mindful moments in the last two weeks of summer, and to prepare yourself for a hopefully more normal yet busy September.

Note: Please sign into your LinkedIn Learning account first, and then click the video links thereafter. This way the videos will open automatically without another prompt to sign in.

Want to know what new courses are added to LinkedIn Learning weekly? Subscribe to the LinkedIn Learning blog: and you’ll receive a weekly email summarizing the 20-70 new courses added.

Stay safe, and remember to breathe, and be happy learning!