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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News for Businesses

Mar 26, 2020

The Ottawa Public Library has some great resources for business that are accessible from anywhere and don't require a personal visit to the library, which is great during these ‘WFH’ (work from home) days. To keep up with current business news, try these free resources for access to magazines and newspapers:

PressReader Canadian Major DailiesEureka (for French news)New York TimesRB Digital MagazinesFlipster 

Catch up on your business reading with OPL's eBook and audiobook services:Overdrive: eBooks and AudiobooksCantook Station: French-language eBooksCloud Library: French Audiobooks

You can find other great business resources on the OPL Business web page.  From the OPL home page, click on Services, scroll down to Services by subject, and then select Business.  On the Business page, you will find:

  • Guide to Market Research
  • Guide to Starting a Business in Ontario
  • Directory of Business Services in Ottawa
  • Lists of books and websites on business topics

There is no reason to distance yourself from the extensive reading, learning and entertainment resources available online to all Ottawa Public Library cardholders. And there is no need to delay! you can  sign up for a temporary card here then contact InfoService by phone (613) 580-2940, Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm or by email and gain access to OPL’s eContent. 

Blog post contributed by Marlene from Nepean Centrepointe Branch