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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Digital Ottawa


Local history titles that have been digitized. Read them on your desktop! Or come to the library to see the original.

Link to list: Digital Ottawa History

Community newspapers

Digital versions of community newspapers, current and past.

Find OPL’s print copies of these and many other community newspapers here: Ottawa Newspapers

Digitized Ottawa community newspapers

Banar (Blackburn Hamlet Community Association)

2014 -

Carlington Summit


Centretown Buzz

2012 -

Centretown News

1997 -

Glebe Report

2016 -

Heron Park Herald

2010 -

IMAGE - Sandy Hill Community News

2011 -

Kanata Kourier-Standard

2011 -

Kitchissippi Times

2013 –


2014 -

New Edinburgh News

2013 -

Orleans News


OSCAR: Ottawa South Community Association Review

1974 -

Queenswood Newsliner


VISTAS: Alta Vista – Canterbury Community Newspaper

2010 -

West Carleton Review

2011 -

Ottawa Digital Archive

via Virtual Reference Library

Browse over 1,000 images from Ottawa history in the Ottawa Digital Archive, part of the Virtual Reference Library supported by Toronto Public Library and the Government of Ontario.