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: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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Asian Heritage | Month Mois Asiatique. Bollywood Dance | Danse Bollywood

Asian Heritage Month text in the background and an image of a cherry blossom tree in the background

Throughout the month of May, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about the many contributions of Canadians of Asian descent who have done so much to make Canada the amazing country we share today.


Learn the basic movements of the popular Indian dance from the Bollywood musical films. Come join, instructor and MASC artist, Kuljit Sodhi  for a family Bollywood dance class! Kuljit will be teaching Bhangra (folk dance), Dhandia (stick dance)  and the ever popular Bollywood dances. For the whole family


Pendant tout le mois de mai, la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa (BPO) célébrera le Mois du patrimoine asiatique. C’est l’occasion pour tous d’en apprendre davantage sur les multiples contributions des Canadiens et des Canadiennes d’ascendance asiatique au façonnement de notre exceptionnel pays.


Apprends les mouvements de base de la danse populaire indienne issue des films musicaux de Bollywood. Joins-toi à, l’instructeur et artiste MASC, Kuljit Sodhi pour un cours de danse en famille bollywoodien! Kuljit enseignera Bhangra (danse folklorique), Dhandia (danse du bâton) et les populaires danses de Bollywood. Pour toute la famille