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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Story Massage


Use songs, rhymes, stories and touch to reconnect at the end of the day. For parents with young children (0-4 years) who are looking for a routine to calm before sleep.

Visit our YouTube channel to watch the program. The video will be available from 2 pm on November 19 until December 7

Susan Wheat
Susan is a trained Parent-Child Mother Goose Program Facilitator who loves playing with families at an EarlyON Child & Family Centre in Ottawa.