Web maintenance: Aug. 5 to 6

04/08/2021

Bibliocommons, our catalogue provider, will be performing system maintenance and will be inaccessible from Aug. 5 to 6 from 10 pm to 4 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary closure: Alta Vista

23/07/2021

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

29/07/2021

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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Kids: Learn Something New

Learn how to speak pirate with Mango Languages, make a new recipe with A to Z World Food or learn how to sing with ArtistWorks! We have also combed through the internet and put together a list of some great external websites which we recommend.

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Online resources

  • Homepage of ArtistWorks
    Access to beginner to advanced lessons for instruments, voice and art.
    On May 18, 2021, the ArtistWorks offered by RBDigital have be moved to the Overdrive Libby and Libby app under "Extras".
    You can download Libby app from App Store or Google Play.
    To access, sign into the Libby app, then go to the "Extras" section on the home screen.
    If you want to access Artistworks via your computer,
    click “Continue with Libby >" at the very bottom of the page,
    or you can use the desktop Libby site: https://libbyapp.com/library/ottawa
    The RBdigital platform and app will be retired on May 20, 2021.
  • Homepage for Mango Languages
    Mango Languages offers 40 online language learning courses for English speakers and 15 English courses for non-English speakers. Each course has 100 lessons. In each lesson, the students see text and hear dialog that they are invited to repeat.
  • Homepage for Toutapprendre
    Free and unlimited online courses in French. Learn languages, sewing, singing, coding for kids, and more!

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