Web maintenance: Aug. 5 to 6


Bibliocommons, our catalogue provider, will be performing system maintenance and will be inaccessible from Aug. 5 to 6 from 10 pm to 4 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Learn to Camp: Tracking Wildlife

family by a campfire

New to camping?  Wondering what you will do while you're camping?  Among the many activities to do while camping, observing the flora and fauna is a must.  Join Parks Canada instructors to learn how to read animal tracks and signs, as well as basic principles of how to respect Canadian wildlife.  Set out on your camping trip with knowledge to teach others with you!

Offered by Ottawa Public Library in partnership with Parks Canada.