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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Storytime with an Animal!

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Join us online for a storytime with our special guests from Penny Lane Sanctuary Farm. Ages 4 and up. Click on the green button to launch the program on Zoom: green button with white text Join Us

Meet our special guests:

  • July 10: Mango the pig
  • July 17: Henry the llama
  • July 24: Rose the sheep
  • July 31: Charlie the cow
  • August 7: Poppy the duck
  • August 14: Cowboy the horse
  • August 21: George the goat

Click here for Summerland program FAQs