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.   


Extended curbside service at Alta Vista branch October 16 from 10 am to 5 pm


The Alta Vista branch will extend curbside services at the rear door and parking lot on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm .The branch will resume regular service on Monday, October 18 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.

Notice: Carlingwood Branch


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Closure: Centennial Branch


Centennial Branch will be open from  2 pm  to 5 pm only Saturday October 16,  due to a planned Hydro Ottawa Power outage.


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Treaties Recognition Week

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Oct 30, 2020

Treaties Recognition Week was established in 2016, and it is celebrated the first week of November. This week raises awareness of the importance of treaties and treaty relationships in Ontario. Education about treaty history and rights is an important step in fostering understanding and nurturing relationships.

On November 6 from 10:30 am to 12 noon, you can join the virtual Living Library event “We are all Treaty People.” This event features Robert Greene and Maurice Switzer in a one-hour panel discussion, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. You can read more about this event and register here.

There are also many videos online where you can listen to Indigenous speakers share their knowledge about treaties. These videos address topics such as the history of treaties, reconciliation, and women’s roles.

To learn more about the history of treaties in Ontario, you can explore this page, which includes a map and information about individual treaties. Treaties Recognition Week gives us the opportunity to learn more about treaties in Ontario, but this education and awareness can continue year-round.