Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021


Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   


Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers


Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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Toddlertime / Heure du compte pour bambins

A family reading together on a blanket

Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 18-35 months. Bilingual.

For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on the size of the space. Participants are expected to remain physically distanced, to wear masks at all times and to follow other COVID-19 protocols as required.

Please register one spot for each child and one spot for each adult in attendance.

Each registrant must have their own individual Library card in order to register. If you need a Library card get one here:

Space is limited so we ask that only one adult accompany their child/children to each program.


Histoires, rimes et chansons pour bambins et un parent ou gardien. 18 à 35 mois. Bilingue.

Pour votre sécurité, tous les programmes en personne doivent se conformer aux limites de capacité établi selon l'espèce. Les participants doivent respecter en tout temps la distanciation physique, garder leur masque et suivre tout autre protocole nécessaire en lien avec la COVID-19.

Veuillez enregistrer chaque enfant ainsi que l’adulte/ le gardien accompagnateur individuellement.

Chaque participant doit avoir sa propre carte de bibliothèque pour pouvoir s’enregistrer. Si vous avez besoin de créer une nouvelle carte de bibliothèque, vous pouvez le faire ici :

Les places étant limitées, nous demandons qu’un seul adulte soit présent pour accompagner son/ ses enfants à chaque programme.


Sent from the traditional unceded territory of the Anishinābe Algonquin People.  

Envoyé du territoire traditionnel non cédé du peuple algonquin Anishinābe.