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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TumbleBook Library

Woman and girl laughing together while using a tablet

Mar 30, 2020


With TumbleBookLibrary you can tumble and stumble, or gamble and ramble your way through hundreds of online books for kids at home on your couch, chair, or bed!  From picture books and beginning readers to graphic novels, middle reader and teen novels, there is something for everyone. 

Read alongs for all levels include:

Recommended eBooks include:

The TumblePlayer allows you to build a play list of TumbleBooks which you can play one after another, no stopping and starting in between. If you like games and puzzles, TumblebookLibrary has you covered with literature-based fun for all.  All available in English, French and Spanish!  TumbleBookLibrary is available for PC and Mac computers, Apple and Android devices of all kinds. 


Blog post contributed by Andrea from the Centennial Branch