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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Run fast, Run Smart and Think Faster!


Have you ever heard of frogs that wear socks? Or of Coyotés who brag to themselves? Or of the mysterious, menacing Gunny Wolf? Dean’s stories will have you racing across desert ridges, around city parks and out of the deep woods. Ages 5-8.

Click on the following link to launch the program on Zoom:

Dean Verger
Dean likes to tell stories. With a beard that makes him look like Santa, Dean has been writing and telling stories for nigh on 40 years to children of all ages.