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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To The Stars: Tales of Space and Constellations


Blast into space for stories that twinkle, shimmer, and light up the night sky! Ages 5-8.

Visit our YouTube channel to watch the program. The video will be available from 4pm on November 16 until December 7. 

Marie Victoria Robertson
After 15 year of performing for stage and radio, Marie discovered storytelling and never looked back! She is thrilled to return for her second Children’s Storytelling Festival.