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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Poetry Challenge for Week One of Poetry Month

Apr 06, 2020

Book-spine poetry

Join us in creating a poem each week of Poetry month.  This week's challenge is Book-spine poetry, which means creating poems out of the titles on book spines. It’s surprisingly easy to do and gets your creativity flowing!   Arrange spines of books in your house in a pile to make a poem. Take a photo of your poem and share it on social media.  Use the #NPM20 hashtag for National Poetry Month. Think of Instagram!

Watch for our blog next week with a new challenge!