Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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


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 channel for the full playlist where you can . . .



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! 


Rhyme along with fun-filled finger plays, easy tunes and felt stories like these ones! 

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

Click here to see the list of French videos available. 





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!