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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The Wonderful World of Parrots!

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Welcome to the wonderful world of parrots in a unique, educational, online, parrot event brought to you directly from Parrot Partners Canada’s Rainforest Aviary! In North America, parrots & birds are the third most popular companion pet after cats and dogs. Learn fun facts about parrots, their history and our relationship with them. Sing, laugh and dance with the parrots to their favourite songs. Say "hello" and listen to what they have to say in return.  Ages 4-12. 

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