Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31


We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Colonel By Day: August 2


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on our website. 

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Be-bop, biographies!

Programme du congé d'avril sous le thème Imagine. L’image met en avant des enfants de différentes ethnicités en cercle entourés d’activités créatives.


Trop jeune pour les biographies? Pas pour nous, les ami(e)s! Viens découvrir l’histoire de deux vraies personnes : Oscar Peterson (pianiste et compositeur) et Ella Fitzgerald (chanteuse), puis participe à un jeu musical. Pour les 4 à 8 ans.