Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Kids: Read a Magazine

child reading on a tablet

Bored? A magazine is just the thing for you! Learn more about your favourite video games with 110% Gaming on PressReader, discover some of the amazing animals from our planet with National Geographic for Kids with RBdigital Magazines or browse some of our french children's magazines like Les Debrouillards with Flipster.

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Homepage for Flipster
If you are experiencing difficulty accessing magazines, please check "Tips on how to access magazines from Flipster" under our Help Guide
Four new eMagazines had be added to the Flipster platform. They are:
Canadian House & Home
Bloomberg Businessweek
The Atlantic
Azure
Teen Black Girls Magazine and Black Girls Magazine will be available on June 1, 2021
New issues of Ebony and Family circle are no longer available from Flipster platform.
Homepage for Overdrive magazines
Hundreds of the most recent magazines available to read on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
For PC & Mac computer
Libbyapp.com offers all the same great features as the app except the ability to download loans for offline use. You'll still be able to read and listen to your loans as long as you're connected to the internet.
For Android & iOS device
You can access titles offline through the Libby app on an Android or iOS device if you'd like
Homepage for PressReader
Read today’s 7,000+ newspapers and magazines from around the world.
Access to The Globe and Mail is limited to customers using PressReader in a library branch due to restrictions imposed by the publisher. The Washington Post is no longer available from the PressReader platform as per the publisher's request.
However, full text access for The Washington Post is available from our other two databases: Academic OneFile and Gale OneFile: Business.(delayed 1 day).
Full text remote access for Globe & Mail is available from Canadian Major Dailies_ProQuest. It doesn't include the pictures, charts or graphs, but it is searchable.
The Wall Street Journal is now available from PressReader.
Customers logged in through App need to re-authenticate after 30 days while Customers logged in through EzProxy (via library website) need to re-authenticate after 2 days.
For the downloads storage, customers have the option to choose how long they wanted to keep the downloaded back issues.

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Read a magazines (Kids) | Lis une revue (enfants)by ProgramDevelopment

Here are some of the best resources from the web for kids magazines. Please note that these are external links which will take you away from the Ottawa Public Library website. // Voici quelques-unes des meilleures ressources du Web pour les revues d'enfants. Veuillez noter que ce sont des liens externes, en cliquant sur ces liens vous sortirez du site Web de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa.