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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Upgrades to come for OPL’s Orléans branch

Jun 10, 2021

OPL's Orléans branch, located at 1705 Orléans Blvd., will soon be undergoing various upgrades. While maintenance and improvements are being completed, the Orléans branch will be closed from Monday, June 14 until Saturday, June 19 inclusively.  

During this time, there will be no returns or holds pickup and the book drops will also be closed. 

The Orléans branch will reopen for curbside service on June 21, at 10 am. 

  The closest locations available for library services are: 

  • Cumberland: 1599 Tenth Line  

  • Blackburn Hamlet: 199 Glen Park  

  • North Gloucester: 2036 Ogilvie   

Although the branch will be closed during this time, online services are always available on OPL's website.     Please check the OPL website for information about hours and location and for updates about current service levels.