Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

29/07/2021

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

29/07/2021

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

23/07/2021

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

29/07/2021

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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Dungeons and Dragons Caught in a Tome

Hail adventurers! Join us for a one-shot Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) adventure and get caught in a tome. We will be using 5th edition rules. Characters will be provided. No experience is necessary. This activity is aimed at children ages 8-12.

Please Note: This is not a continuous campaign, but a single session of D&D. We are only accepting five (5) players per session, so please pick the date that works best for you and register for that session only.

Combat vs Puzzles:

We will be alternating between more combat-oriented adventures and more puzzle-oriented adventures. Please pick a date that matches your preferred play style.

Combat: July 6, July 20, August 3

Puzzle: July 13, July 27, August 10

Are you an experienced D&D player? Join us on August 17 and roll for each room in the dungeon - behind every door will be a random fight or puzzle.