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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Laser cutter acceptable materials list

Materials that off-gas hazardous chemicals when burned May Not be used.

Prohibited materials include:

  • vinyl,
  • painted or varnished wood,
  • glazed tiles.

List of acceptable materials for the laser cutter

Wood

Engrave / Cut

Acrylic

Engrave / Cut

Fabric

Engrave / Cut

Glass

Engrave Only

Coated/Painted Metals

Engrave Only

Ceramic

Engrave Only

Delrin

Engrave / Cut

Cloth

Engrave / Cut

Leather

Engrave / Cut

Marble

Engrave Only

Matte Board

Engrave / Cut

Melamine

Engrave / Cut

Paper

Engrave / Cut

Mylar

Engrave / Cut

Pressboard

Engrave / Cut

Wood Veneer

Engrave / Cut

Fibreglass

Engrave / Cut

Tile

Engrave Only

Plastic

Engrave / Cut

Cork

Engrave / Cut

Corian

Engrave / Cut

Anodized Aluminum

Engrave Only*

Stainless Steel

Engrave Only*

Brass

Engrave Only*

Titanium

Engrave Only*

Bare Metals

Engrave Only*

*CO2 lasers will mark bare metals when coated with a metal marking solution.