Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021

15/10/2021

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

18/10/2021

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

12/10/2021

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

18/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22

21/10/2021

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

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Getting started with cloudLibrary - French audiobooks

Getting Started with cloudLibrary app to get eAudiobooks on your Android device

  1. Install cloudLibrary from Google Play

  2. Open the cloudLibrary app. You will first get a welcome screen. Tap anywhere to continue. Next, it will first ask you to select a Country. Make sure that Canada (CA) is selected. Tap on ‘Ontario’ and then tap on ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’ from the list of libraries.
  3. Enter your library card / PIN and tap on ‘Login’. By continuing you are agreeing to cloudLibrary’s terms of use.
  4. Start browsing the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request.
  • Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My Books’ and ‘Holds’.
  • If you already have the cloudLibrary app installed on your device, open the app and tap on the icon of a person in the top right corner. Tap on ‘Add Account’. Select the language of your choice and then tap on the screen. Select Canada, and then Ontario and then ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’ from the list.
  • To toggle between the eAudiobook and express eBook collections tap on the person icon and tap the appropriate collection nam

Getting Started with cloudLibrary for Windows With a Windows computer

  1.  Visit the cloudLibrary page at: https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/oplaudio/Featured
  2. Click on Login and enter your library card and PIN
  3.  Start browsing the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request. Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My books’ and ‘Holds’.
  4. Click on ‘Listen’. The eAudiobook will start playing in your web browser. Please note that offline listening is not available through the web app.

Getting started with cloudLibrary using iPhone/iPad

  1.  Download cloudLibrary from the app store.
  2. Open the cloudLibrary app. You will first get a welcome screen. Tap anywhere to continue. Next, it will ask you to select a Country. Make sure that Canada (CA) is selected. Tap on Ontario and then tap on ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’from the list of libraries.
  3. Enter your library card / PIN and tap on Login. By continuing you are agreeing to cloudLibrary’s terms of use.
  4.  Browse the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request. Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My books’ and ‘Holds’.
  5. If you already have the cloudLibrary app installed on your device, open the app and tap on the icon of a person in the top right corner. Tap on ‘Add Account’. Select the language of your choice and then tap on the screen. Select Canada, and then Ontario and then ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’ from the list. To toggle between the French eAudiobook and express English eBook collections tap on the person icon and tap the appropriate collection name.

Getting Started with cloudLibrary for Mac With a Mac computer

  1. Visit our page at: https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/oplaudio/Featured
  2. Click on Login and enter your library card and PIN. By continuing you are agreeing to cloudLibrary’s terms of use.
  3.  Browse the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request. Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My books’ and ‘Holds’.
  4. Click on ‘Listen’. The eAudiobook will start playing in your web browser. Please note that offline listening is not available through the web app.