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.   


Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

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. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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The Cardboard Kingdom - Author Panel


Join some of the authors of the Eisner Award nominated graphic novel The Cardboard Kingdom for a Live Q & A panel! The panel will be moderated by a Canadian author. 

The Ottawa Public Library partnered with the U.S. Embassy Ottawa to offer this special Ottawa Kids eRead for children across Ottawa enabling young readers to discover inspiring authors from south of the border. 

So, Ottawa kids, parents and teachers, mark your calendar!  


Send your question to, in advance and attend the panel event to see if they pick your question to answer live. 


“You can attend via Zoom (please register to receive the link) or by YouTube Live (no registration required).” 


For more information on this program, visit

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