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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Hello Mr. Bear!


Storytelling at its best for young children and their families!  Come and play stories, rhymes, fingerplays and songs with Sally and Mr. Bear! For children under 3.

Visit our YouTube channel to watch the program. The video will be available from 2 pm on November 17 until December 7. 

Sally Jaeger
For over 40 years, Sally and her lovable Mr. Bear, have  been sharing rhymes and songs and stories,  through language play in the programs Mr. Bear Says Hello, Lullabies & LapRhymes and Jack in the Box Tales.