Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31


We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Colonel By Day: August 2


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on our website. 

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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Pyjama Storytime / Heure du conte en pyjama

Join us online for live bedtime stories, songs and rhymes, for children ages 0-6 and a parent or caregiver. Feel free to bring your teddy bear and/or to come dressed in your pyjamas! / Rejoins-nous en direct pour des histoires du soir, des chansons et des comptines, pour les enfants de 0-6 ans et un parent ou gardien. Tu es le bienvenu d’amener ton nounours et/ou de venir en pyjama!

Click on the green button below to launch the program on Zoom. / Cliquez sur le bouton vert ci-dessous pour lancer le programme sur Zoom.

join us  rejoignez-nous