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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Digital Music with Bandlab | Musique numérique avec Bandlab

Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.

Join musician Joel Jacques and learn to create digital music with Bandlab for education, an easy to use and free digital audio workstation. This week, make a song using audio loops. You'll get to create your own track from amazing and professional sounding samples and loops provided by Bandlab. Ages 8-12.

Click on the Green button below to join us.


Rejoins le musicien Joel Jacques et apprends à créer de la musique numérique avec Bandlab for education, une station de travail audio numérique gratuite et facile à utiliser. Cette semaine, crée une chanson en utilisant des boucles audio. Tu pourras créer ton propre morceau à partir d'échantillons et de boucles étonnants et professionnels fournis par Bandlab. Pour les 8 à 12 ans.

Clique sur le bouton vert ci-dessous pour nous rejoindre.