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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You can checkout and use a Chromebook for 3 hours per day with a valid full library card.

Please return it on time and return it to the same branch you borrowed it from.

To access the internet, you can connect to our outdoor WiFi or any other wireless network: To connect to the OPL WiFi: Network name: opl-bpo1 Login information: Your Library Card Number & PIN

To connect to a WiFi Hotspot (where available): NetName: OPL-BPO Hotspot Password: opl-bpo! A maximum of 10 people can connect to the WiFi Hotspot at one time. Please be courteous to other customers and limit your time if people are waiting.

Guide to Chromebooks


What apps are loaded on the Chromebooks?

The apps that come pre-loaded on the Chromebooks are all Google based, such as: Chrome, Chrome Web Store, Google Search, YouTube, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Google Drive (which includes Docs, Sheets, Presentations, etc.), Files, Google Play Music, Google Play Books, and Google Play Movies.

Does Google save my information?

Google does not keep any user data. Under OPL’s privacy statement, the Library does not keep any customer data either. The data gets deleted from the Chromebooks after every session.

View OPL’s Privacy Statement

View Google’s Privacy Statement

What types of photo ID do you accept?

Customers are required to have a Library account in good standing as well as a valid photo ID such as driver’s license, passport, employee ID, student ID, membership card (e.g. ski pass) or citizenship card.

Can I print a document from a Chromebook?

Printing is not currently available from Chromebooks. You will need to transfer your files to a flash drive (available for sale at all branches) and print from a public computer.