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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Make Something

Cook a new recipe with A to Z World Food, make your family tree on Ancestry or find inspiration for your next painting on Access Video On Demand. 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 Access Video on Demand
    Access Video on Demand is a streaming video platform with a focus on educational films. The collection includes 41,213 videos, 331,668 video segments and 1,094 subject categories. The topics range from Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Science, Mathematics and...
  • Homepage of Ancestry Library
    Contains name indexes and digitized records for researching family history.
    Remote Access will be valid temporarily until December 31, 2021. Previously Ancestry Library was only available for in-library use.
  • Homepage of AtoZ World Food
    Learn more about food in history and culture while discovering thousands of traditional recipes from 174 countries. AtoZ World Food features: 6,500 + Recipes 750 + World Beer Reviews 13,000 + High Quality photos 500 + Ingredient Articles 850 + Future Culture Articles 6 Food Glossaries Personal Recipe Book
  • Homepage for Toutapprendre
    Free and unlimited online courses in French. Learn languages, sewing, singing, coding for kids, and more!

Featured web content

Make something / Crée quelque choseby ProgramDevelopment

Here’s some of the best resources from the web for making something. 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 créer quelque chose. Veuillez noter que ce sont des liens externes, en cliquant sur ces liens vous sortirez du site Web de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa.