Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

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

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

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

20/09/2021

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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CANCELLED: Virtual Death Cafe

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At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to discuss death.  Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.  A Death Cafe is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. 

During these uncertain times, having a safe and non-judgmental space is even more important as we grapple with what life looks like today and how it is affecting both our living and our dying.​

​Even in these uncertain times, one certainty remains...talking about death and dying.

Ottawa Public Library and Home Hospice Association are partnering to hold a Death Café online on Zoom. The registration button leads to an intake form managed by the Home Hospice Association.