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


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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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Remembrance Day Assembly: A gathering of community through the art of stories

Remembrance Day Assembly: A gathering of community through the art of stories

Nov 03, 2020

Remembrance Day has always been a time to gather, remember and honour our veterans. Since that isn’t possible this year, the Ottawa Public Library is offering a program for school age children, ages 6-12, as part of our “Assembly“ Series.

Remembrance Day Assembly

Both live online events, in English and in French, were recorded on the 10th of November, 2020.   They will be availble until the morning of the 12th of November.


Click on the green button below to access the recording of the English event:

Running time 34m 55s:  Join Us



Click on the green button below to access the recording of the French event:

Running time 36m 48s : Join Us



Our program included:

  • Canadian award winning authors David Alexander Robertson and Mireille Messier. David will share stories of Indigenous Canadian Veterans (English event only) and Mireille Messier will discuss the research behind her Remembrance Day picture book: Sergent Billy, La vraie histoire du chevreau devenu soldat. (French event only).

David Alexander RobertsonMireille Messier

  • A story from our collection, read aloud by our OPL staff

  • Major David Dunwoody of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will share what Remembrance Day means to him.

Major David Dunwoody

  •  A brief history of the "The Last Post” recounted by Amélie Bidnyk, a grade 7 student (Cinquième) from the Lycée Claudel followed by the talented Richard Wang, a Grade 10 student at Colonel By Secondary School, who will play “The Last Post.”


Teacher’s Toolkit

For more ideas and activities on sharing Remembrance Day with the children in your life, check out our Teacher Toolkit in English and in French.


List of books with Remembrance Day themes.

books with Remembrance Day themes

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books with Remembrance Day themes - FrenchBooks in French.