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: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Fostering a Legacy of Reconciliation in Canada

Join us this Orange Shirt Day for a discussion and Q&A with survivors of the Residential School and Indian Day School systems. In addition to being survivors, these speakers will touch on their work with the Legacy of Hope, a national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System, including the intergenerational impacts such as the removal of generations of Indigenous children from their families.

Following the discussion, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions.


Please register to receive the Zoom link. A Facebook Live link:



  • Teresa Edwards, Intergenerational Survivor and Legacy of Hope Executive Director
  • Gorden Spence, Residential School Survivor
  • Irene Goodwin, Indian Day School Survivor, Intergenerational Survivor

 Mental health support

This topic may be disturbing to some, especially to Survivors of the Residential School System. A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available to provide support for survivors and eligible family members. Please visit their webpage for the 24-Hour National Crisis Line.

 With thanks to the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library for their financial support.