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: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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October is…Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Oct 05, 2020

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” — John Grogan, Marley & Me


Adopt a dog month was founded by the American Humane Association in 1981, in order to draw attention to the number of dogs in shelters.  October is now referred to as Adopt a Shelter dog month, and a great way to encourage adoption of shelter dogs, and to spread the word regarding all the available dogs looking for a good home (National Day Calendar, 2020).

Not sure where to start on your dog adoption journey? There are many sites online for adopting shelter dogs  such as Petfinder.comor websites for specific rescues. Many groups on social media platforms such as Facebook offer shelter dog information, and groups for rehoming/adopting a new pet.

Several of the Beaverbrook team have adopted rescues (and couldn’t be more happy with their new pups!  --Just look at the pics above to see their smiling faces!) They came from Ottawa (The Ottawa Humane Society), Mexico (All Paws Matter), and Texas (Paws R Us).

Adopting a dog is a big decision!  Here are some tips to help if you are thinking of adopting a shelter/rescue dog: 

Adopting a shelter dog: 10 tips for a successful adoption(Ontario SPCA)

Tips for decompressing your new rescue dog(Dogtime)

Common Mistakes of first-time dog owners( Cesar’s Way)

Tips for the first 30 days of dog adoption(Petfinder)

October is...Adopt a Shelter Dog Monthby charmaine_library

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