Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021

15/10/2021

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

18/10/2021

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

12/10/2021

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

18/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22

21/10/2021

Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Digital Ottawa

Books

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

1996-2002

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 –

Lindenleader

2014 -

New Edinburgh News

2013 -

Orleans News

2017-2018

OSCAR: Ottawa South Community Association Review

1974 -

Queenswood Newsliner

1960s-80s

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.