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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Pet Program Series: Dog Edition!

Apr 23, 2021

Dog lovers everywhere— we have the perfect program series for you! Yes, all dog owners and everyone wishing to be a dog owner can further their doggy-knowledge and their doggy-bonding with our upcoming Pet Series: Dog Edition. 

During the pandemic, many people are adopting pets. Before even adopting, though, you may struggle to identify legitimate sellers versus scammers. Plus adopting a pet comes with the responsibility of caring for them and training them… And then comes the next obstacle— lockdown! How to gain access to a pet trainer during these times? Where to go for resources and events about purchasing a pet? We’ve got your back. 

The Ottawa Public Library is partnering with The Ruff House to offer an online series of guides, demonstrations, tips, and resources to help inform locked-down pet owners (and soon-to-be pet owners). 

Our Pet Series will feature Jonathan Sumner, owner of Ruff House and dog enthusiast and advocate. Jonathan will present four sessions for us:

May 5, 7:00 pm: Pre-ownership. This session will include topics such as budgeting for a dog, the best breed for you, adopting during COVID-19, and much more.

May 12, 7:00 pm: You adopted a new pet? Congratulations. Now what?. This session will touch on themes like grooming (ear care, nail clipping, washing, brushing, etc.), vet visits and shots (neutering, dental care, worms, ticks, microchipping, etc.), food and diets, socializing the dog, and more.

May 19, 7:00 pm: Training Fundamentals. This session covers training in the COVID-age, what to expect when registering for training, specific behavioral corrections (barking, separation anxiety, etc.), and more.

May 21, 4:30 pm: Hands-on Tricks and Tips. This session has been created for the whole family! Learn hands-on tricks and tips for families with young children and see examples of how to groom and handle a dog, teach fun games, and more. This will be a practice and teaching space and will look a lot like a training class through Zoom!

So, register to join in on the fun! We look forward to assisting you through your pet purchasing plan and doggy training.


Pet Program Series: Dog Edition!

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Pet Program Series Ottawa Public Library's YouTube

Hello, We recorded three of the Pet Series and they are viewable on the Ottawa Public Library's YouTube channel. Copy and paste the links below to view. Pet series : Hands-on tricks and Tips | Ottawa Public Library - YouTube Pet series : You adopted a new pet? Congratulations. Now what? | Ottawa Public Library - YouTube Pet series : Training Fundamentals | Ottawa Public Library - YouTube