Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours in most branches, including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService: Main, Beaverbrook, Cumberland, Greenboro, Nepean Centrepointe, Ruth E. Dickinson, North Gloucester, Orleans, Hazeldean, and Stittsville. Metcalfe village is open on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm for holds pickup and returns, and its bookdrop is open 24 hours for returns.
Currently, no proof of vaccination is required to enter public libraries in Ontario. However, those aged 12 and older need to show their proof of vaccination and government-issued identification to attend in-person programs and events at the Ottawa Public Library, as of October 12, 2021. Please see Additional In-Person Services below for details.
We continue to follow direction from the Province of Ontario and guidance from Ottawa Public Health to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and as such, mask-wearing and physical distancing remain mandatory in all OPL branches.