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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Celebrate National Indigenous History Month at the Library with Twin Flames!

Jun 7 2018

Ottawa – To celebrate National Indigenous History Month, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is delighted to host award-winning folk duo Twin Flames the afternoon of Saturday June 16 at Main branch for a live performance.

The two captivating songwriters and performers that make up Twin Flames will take the audience on a musical journey across Canada and the Arctic with songs in English, French, and Inuktitut.

The concert takes place Saturday, June 16, at 3 pm, on the first floor of OPL’s Main branch (120 Metcalfe Street). The concert is free, everyone is welcome, and no registration is required to attend the event.

Audiences of all-ages will enjoy experiencing Twin Flames in concert – families are welcome!

For all Indigenous programs and events, please visit our website

About Twin Flames:

Twin Flames is an exciting husband and wife duo that combines two accomplished and very unique singer-songwriters Chelsey June an Algonquin-Cree Métis woman from Ottawa and Jaaji an Inuk Mohawk man from Nunavik and Kahnawake. Despite polar opposite backgrounds, Twin Flames found a common musical language. Together they take the audience on a musical journey across Canada and the Arctic. They echo the voices of their ancestors and depict life on the land with thought-provoking songs in English, French and Inuktitut,gently educating audiences on realities of Indigenous and Inuit history and current issues.


The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter like us on Facebook Contact us at 613-580-2940 or If it’s out there, it’s in here!

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