Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021


Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   


Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers


Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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Job Searching Guide

Searching for a job is a full-time job! 

However, many jobs are never advertised.  Statistics vary, but they agree that a large percentage of jobs are found through in-person networking and referrals.  As well, recruiters use social media to search and find potential candidates.   

Gathered below are resources, online and in the Ottawa Public Library collection, to help you understand how to search for a job, and how to prepare yourself. 

Move your job searching beyond a response to job listings to a pro-active search for contacts. 

Explore lists of job searching resources, including books and websites on many topics to help job seekers.   The book titles can be placed on hold with an Ottawa Public Library card and PIN.

Career Planning and Job Searching

  • Job Search Tips
  • Resume, Cover Letter, Job Search Help Assistance
  • Interviewing Skills and Preparation
  • Upgrading Skills

Pro-active Job Searching

  • Directories
  • Government Jobs
  • Researching News on Companies
  • Labour Market Information
  • Temporary Job Agencies, Private Recruitment Agencies
  • Volunteering