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.   


Alta Vista branch: Return to regular hours and service


Alta Vista branch has returned to regular service and hours on October 22, 2021.

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. 

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Winter Words at Play - Videos that will warm your heart!

Winter Words at Play

Nov 27, 2020

Here comes the winter fun!!    

 Let the wind of words carry you to Sing!  Laugh! Learn! Move! 

The best of the seasonal songs, books, rhymes and more!  

All hand-picked by the OPL's Children's Program Team!

Check out the Ottawa Public Library YOUTUBE channelfor the full playlistwhere you can.. .

Hear a Story, Rhyme Time, Sing Along


Hear a Story  

Here are videos of some of the stories that will be read by OPL staff.  It will include some “draw and tells” where you figure out the story through drawings!    Pssst!  You can also borrow any of these books with one click! 

Click here to see the list of French videos available. 

Rhyme Time   

Rhyme along with fun-filled finger plays, easy tunesand felt storieslike these ones! 

Click here to see the list of French videos available. 

Sing Along     

Let’s sing some songs . . .can you learn them all?  I bet you can! 

Click here to see the list of French videos available. 


 Books, Snowman and Evergreen Tree



Borrow a book

Here is a list of staff picks that you can borrow!




Lettres et boules de neige - Livres à emprunterby RPStorytime

Voici les choix préférés de l'équipe du programme pour enfants de la BPO pour une lecture hivernale divertissante! Vous pouvez également entendre certains de ces livres lus par notre personnel sur notre chaîne Youtube Biblio Public d'Ottawa!

Winter Words at Play - Books to borrowby RPStorytime

Here are the favourite picks from OPL Children's Program Team on what to read this season. You can also hear some of these books being read by our staff on Ottawa Public Library's YouTube channel!