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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Keeping Your Memory Fit: Mnemonic Strategies to Help Boost Memory

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Mnemonics are techniques created to help us more easily encode and recall facts, numbers, and any information that is important to us. Any healthy adult would benefit from learning these tips and strategies. Join Sandra from Memory Fitness to review some of the most effective mnemonics through practical, interactive exercises.

After retiring from a career teaching English and Art at the high school level, Sandra wanted to find a new way to meaningfully contribute to the Ottawa area community. Becoming a trainer with Memory Fitness and holding classes for older adults interested in improving their memories seemed a perfect way to use her skills to make a difference in people's lives. For the past four years, Sandra has been enjoying interacting with and guiding seniors through memory improvement classes.