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: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Family Storytime / Contes en famille

A family reading together on a blanket

Stories, rhymes, puppets and songs for children ages 0-6 and a parent or caregiver. Registration required. / Contes, comptines, marionnettes et chansons pour les enfants de 0-6 ans et un parent ou gardien. Inscription requise.


*For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on the size of the space. Participants are expected to remain physically distanced, to wear masks at all times and to follow other COVID-19 protocols as required.
Please register one spot for each child and one spot for each adult in attendance. Each registrant must have their own individual Library card in order to register. If you need a Library card get one here: 
Space is limited so we ask that only one adult accompany their child/children to each program. / Pour votre sécurité, tous les programmes en personne respecteront la limite de capacité qui variera selon la taille de l’espace. Tous les participants sont requis de respecter la distanciation physique, de porter leurs masques et de suivre tout autre protocole mis en place contre la COVID-19. Lors de votre inscription, veuillez réserver une place pour chaque enfant ainsi qu’une place pour chaque adulte présent. Toute personne souhaitant s’inscrire devra avoir sa propre carte de Bibliothèque. Si vous n’avez pas de carte, vous pourrez en obtenir une ici: L’espace est limité, nous demandons donc à ce qu'un adulte seulement accompagne son ou ses enfants à chaque programme.