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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Digitization lab

Computer workstation with various scanners and computer monitors


2500 Campeau

Using the digitization station you can preserve your historical photos and documents.

  • scan, preserve and print your historical photos
  • batch scan slides to digital files
  • convert VHS tapes to DVD and 8mm film to digital files
  • photo paper, $2.00 for 8.5 x 11; $1.00 for 4 x 6; USB $6.00; SD card $20, and DVDs $1.00.
  • equipment is bookable for self-directed use.
  • the mouse, keyboard and scanner parts need to be signed out at the Hub.
Hours for the week of Sep 20, 2021
Day of weekOpening times
Monday2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Next system-wide closure: Sep 30, 2021

  • The equipment in the Digitization Lab allows participants to create digital copies of family keepsakes such as photos, negatives, slides and film. The equipment is available for booking online. Library users are limited to one booking a day, two bookings a week and 8 bookings a month.   

    Please check the Digitization Lab hours, as they may differ from branch hours.

    Available at