• Current In-Person Services

    19/10/2020

    22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are open for modified services at this time. For details on our current in-person services, visit: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services.

    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile schedule.

    MANDATORY:  Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

ALTA VISTA branch front entrance not available until Oct. 30

The front entrance to Ottawa Public Library's Alta Vista branch will not be available until Friday, October 30, due to unexpected repairs. Until Friday, customers can enter the branch by using the stairs at the back door.  A Library employee will be able to retrieve or return materials for customers who are not able to enter the branch through the temporary back entrance.  Fully accessible services are available at the Greenboro and Elmvale Acres branches, located nearby We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

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Alta Vista

Hours for the week of Oct 26, 2020
Day of weekOpening times
Monday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SundayClosed

Next system-wide closure: Nov 11, 2020

Alta Vista

In-person services, such as browsing and use of public computer by appointment, are currently offered at this branch.  

Returns of library items will only be accepted during hours of operations. No appointments are required to drop off library items or to pick up holds.   

Holds can be picked up during opening hours. No appointment is required to pick up holds.  

MANDATORY: Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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  • 2516 Alta Vista
    OttawaOntario K1V 7T1
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
    Public transit routes:
    44,46,90,92,93
Alta Vista

Nearest branches

Sunnyside photo
1049 Bank
Greenboro photo
363 Lorry Greenberg
Elmvale Acres photo
1910 St-Laurent
Transit next stop time
HERON / ALTA VISTA ( 8231 )
Bus number Time Direction

46
08:47
08:59
Billings Bridge

689
Omer-Deslaurier H.S

698
Blohm

90
Hurdman

92
Hurdman

93
Leitrim
HERON / ALTA VISTA ( 7226 )
Bus number Time Direction

44
08:57
09:12
Billings Bridge

46
09:07
09:37
Hurdman

689
Billings Bridge
List of meeting rooms, capacities and links to reserve.
Title Capacity Équipement Rates
Curbside Pickup Zone
Meeting room 10
  • Whiteboard
Regular Room Rates
Program room 40
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard
Regular Room Rates

Branch features

This busy branch is situated close to the Bank Street corridor, in a diverse neighbourhood that is home to many new Canadians.The Alta Vista branch is known for its dynamic children's programs.