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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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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