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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Stay Active

No gym at home? We have the solution! Find gentle chair yoga or upbeat workouts on Access Video On Demand or browse our eBook & eAudiobook collections for some fitness motivation. We have also combed through the internet and put together a list of some great external websites which we recommend.

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Here’s some of the best resources from the web to stay active. 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 être actif. Veuillez noter que ce sont des liens externes, en cliquant sur ces liens vous sortirez du site Web de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa.

  • YMCA of Greater Toronto

    YMCA of Greater Toronto is offering free classes for the whole family online on their Facebook page.
  • Cardio Plein Air Aylmer

    Cardio Plein Air Aylmer offre des séances d’entrainement à faire dehors seul ou en famille sur la page Facebook.
  • The Body Coach TV

    Weekly HIIT workouts to help you burn fat and get fitter, stronger, healthier and lean. You don't need a gym to get lean and most of the workouts can be done anywhere with no equipment.
  • Anne Dubndidu

    Un univers à la fois sportif (running, fitness, yoga, trail...triathlon) mais aussi féministe et ensoleillé.
  • Yoga With Adriene

    Their mission is to connect as many people as possible through high-quality free yoga videos. They welcome all levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls!
  • YogaCoaching

    Cours de Yoga en ligne offer par Ariane, professeur de Yoga certifiée par la Yoga Alliance depuis Mars 2012. Son intention en tant que professeur de Yoga est d’emmener les gens vers une meilleure connaissance d’eux-mêmes, de leurs potentialités et de leur vérité intérieure.
  • jessicasmithtv

    No crazy exercises, revealing outfits or negative energy here -- just common-sense fitness, advice, and support from a certified wellness coach, trainer, and instructor with 20 years of experience, and her sidekick, Peanut the French bulldog.
  • Josée Lavigueur

    Figure emblématique de la santé au Québec, Josée Lavigueur est unique dans son domaine. Mordue d’activité physique depuis toujours, la danse aérobique s’est avérée une révélation. Depuis 1991, elle compte une trentaine de DVD de danse aérobique et de mise en forme.
  • Curtis Adams

    Senior Exercise Reimagined: Vitality is changing the way active adults and seniors think about fitness. Curtis Adams lives and breathes senior fitness. He has a heart for seniors and his passion is to inspire seniors all over the world to achieve a greater fitness level than they ever expected.
  • MOVE50PLUS

    Ce projet a été créé dans le but de faciliter l’accès à des entraînements de qualité pour les personnes de 50 ans et plus de toutes conditions physiques. La plateforme favorise le passage à l’action de façon sécuritaire et structurée, sans contrainte, dans le confort de votre foyer. Commencez à bouger et offrez-vous la santé!