Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Yoga and Mindfulness Program for Teens

Jul 13, 2020

Ottawa Public Library and special guest, Taylor Gendron, are excited to offer weekly drop-in yoga and mindfulness sessions for teens ages 13-18.

Taylor is a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher who has been teaching both adults and youth for three years. She completed her yoga training at Ottawa’s Pure Yoga studios.  Taylor is passionate about teaching youth that mental health is just as important as physical health and about sharing healthy practices that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. 

 Yoga and mindfulness provide us with powerful tools to help deal with the inevitable stressors in our personal and social lives by teaching us simple techniques to reduce tension and create calm. 

 Join Taylor every Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom.  This series will teach you how to better cope during challenging times and will foster a sense of community through yoga poses, breath work, mindfulness activities, games, and journaling.

 If you want to further your yoga practice at home, the library has many other yoga resources to check out now: