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: Using Visual Thinking to Help Boost Memory.

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Did you really see that? The ability to accurately recall details depends largely on how well we actively pay attention to what we see! In this session, Caroline of Memory Fitness will discuss the importance of focusing attention in order to encode correct information into memory using practical interactive exercises. The session will also touch on being mindful in daily life in order to boost memory.  

Caroline has been working with Memory Fitness for three years delivering their programming in the Ottawa area. Both her educational and professional backgrounds are in the field of cognitive rehabilitation.