Web maintenance: Aug. 5 to 6


Bibliocommons, our catalogue provider, will be performing system maintenance and will be inaccessible from Aug. 5 to 6 from 10 pm to 4 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Mindfulness for Kids! | Pleine conscience pour les enfants!

Abstract background with various floral leaves in different colours and the woring Mindfulness Pleine Conscience

BIG Emotions like anxiety, stress, anger and fear, and more, can take over.  This workshop will give you mindfulness tools to work with those emotions so that they don’t overwhelm you.  Ages 6-12.

 Les GRANDES émotions comme l'anxiété, le stress, la colère et la peur, et bien d'autres encore, peuvent prendre le dessus.  Cet atelier te donnera des outils de pleine conscience pour que ces émotions ne prennent pas le dessus. L’atelier sera en anglais, mais tu pourras poser des questions en français. Pour les 6 à 12 ans


This free workshop will be run by Rebekka Wallace Roy, Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, of Be Brave, Be Kind, Be Present. The workshop is offered by Ottawa Public Library for Mental Health Week. 

Cet atelier gratuit est dirigé par Rebekka Wallace Roy de Be Brave, Be Kind, Be Present. Rebekka est travailleuse sociale agréée et une psychothérapeute passionnée par la pleine conscience. Cet atelier est offert par la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa pendant la Semaine de la santé mentale.