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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Three new English eMagazines have been added to the Flipster platform

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Oct 30, 2020

Canadian House and Home, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atlantic - Covers

Good news! We are excited to announce that three new eMagazines have been added to the Flipster platform.

They are:

  • Canadian House and Home

Fresh and sophisticated, House & Home is a premier magazine of home and style that focuses on the North American design market. In each issue, you'll tour beautiful homes, discover exciting new stores and products, and be inspired by decorating advice from design authority Lynda Reeves, and a host of talented designers and stylists. Get DIY projects, recipes, and tips on entertaining, and meet the hottest designers making news.

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek delivers the business information, powerful ideas and strategies you need: surprising and timely perspectives on the most important issues of today and unique stories you won't find anywhere else. With Bloomberg Businessweek, you'll have the insights you need to take advantage of the new reality and thrive in today's complex global economy.

  • The Atlantic

Published since 1857, The Atlantic is one of the USA's oldest and most prestigious monthly magazines covering major issues in news, politics, foreign affairs, economy, technology, health, cultural trends, and much more. The Atlantic is a consistent leader in the publication of intelligent, insightful, thought-provoking ideas on the important issues that shape our world, plus the best in food, travel


If you just want to browse all available titles of our eMagazines or eNewspapers, they are distributed among the following eResources under Digital Magazines and Digital Newspapers Categories:

PressReaderFlipsterRBdigital Unlimited Magazines (Zinio)Canadian Major Dailies (Formerly Canadian Newsstand)New York TimesAcademic OneFileCanadian Reference ,  and Eureka  

Enjoy your Reading!