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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New to OPL – Nintendo Switch Games

Apr 01, 2021

The wait has been long, but it is finally over, you can now borrow Nintendo Switch games from OPL for home use!  Because they are so small, these games will be kept in secure areas in the branches. Once OPL branches are open to browsing again, people can check the open shelves and see the game cases but will then have to ask staff for assistance to borrow the actual game.  Same goes for holds. If you’ve been notified that your Switch game is now on hold for you, and you're able to enter a branch please ask staff for assistance to borrow. For now, place a hold and pick up your favourite Switch game at your favourite branch.  Below is a list of some of our new Juvenile, Teen and Adult Switch games.  Enjoy!

Nintendo Switch Games at OPLby Steacy_Library

Here's a list of some of the Juvenile, Teen and Adult Nintendo Switch games we have at OPL. More to come -- enjoy!