Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Family Storytime / Contes en famille

A family reading together on a blanket

Stories and rhymes for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

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.

Contes et comptines pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien.

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.