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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Listen to Music

Is it too quiet at your place? It's too quiet here too... Luckily we have music for you! Listen to complete albums on Hoopla or stream music from one of the Naxos Music Libraries. 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 for Hoopla
    This digital media service provides customers access to motion picture films, television shows and complete music albums. There are more than 230,000 titles in this collection, which includes current and past hits, as well as classics. There is a variety of genres to choose from, with something for all ages.
    You can stream or temporarily download up to 4 titles per month per card.
  • Homepage for Naxos Music Library
    Offers streaming access to over 1 million tracks of classical music. Can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime with your library card. Also features an app that can be used on iPhones, iPads and Android devices.
    This product is limited to 20 simultaneous users. If you have trouble logging on you may wish to try again later.
    Mobile App activation code is : OttawaPLpd9VOT
    1. Download App 2. Select "Connect with your institution. 3. Type in the above activation code
    4. Click "SUBMIT" 5. Create account. 6. Check your email to activate Naxos Music Library personal playlist account.
    Naxos Music Library has been upgraded from Standard Sound Quality (128kbps) to Premium Sound Quality (320 kbps) The default setting is Premium Sound Quality, but you can unselect the premium and convert to standard.
  • Homepage for Naxos Music Library Jazz
    This includes a mix of jazz legends and contemporary jazz and can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. You can also listen to this resource through the Naxos Music Library app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Please note...
    This product is limited to 20 simultaneous users. If you have trouble logging on you may wish to try again later.
    Mobile App activation code is: OttawaPLjazPD08EYD
    1. Download App. 2. Select "Connect with your institution. 3. Type in the above activation code.
    4. Click "SUBMIT" 5. Create account. 6. Check your email to activate Naxos Music Library Jazz personal playlist account..
    Naxos Music Library Jazz has been upgraded from Standard Sound Quality (128kbps) to Premium Sound Quality (320 kbps) The default setting is Premium Sound Quality, but you can unselect the premium and convert to standard.
  • Homepage for Naxos Music Library World
    Naxos Music Library World offers a wide range of music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary world music. Recordings of over 32,000 artists are represented, over 1.500 cultural groups represented, and music from over 150 countries. Enjoy the complete...
    This product is limited to 5 simultaneous users. If you have trouble logging on you may wish to try again later.
    Mobile App activation code is: OttawaPLnmlwPD4NXC
    1. Download App 2. Select "Connect with your institution. 3. Type in the above activation code.
    4. Click "SUBMIT" 5. Create account. 6. Check your email to activate Naxos Music Library World personal playlist account.
    Naxos Music Library World has been upgraded from Standard Sound Quality (128kbps) to Premium Sound Quality (320 kbps) The default setting is Premium Sound Quality, but you can unselect the premium and convert to standard.

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