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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Library Apps

We offer a complete mobile solution for all devices. Whether you use Blackberry, Android, Apple, a tablet or a cellphone, you can use OPL apps or our mobile friendly website. Our responsive website works across all devices and operating systems.

Learn how to paint, knit, sew, and much more. Creativebug offers thousands of award-winning arts & crafts free video classes and workshops. They are all taught by recognized design experts...

A collection of popular English fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks with a seven day loan period. Requests are not permitted.

This digital media service provides customers access to motion picture films, television shows and complete music albums. There are more than 230,000 titles in this collection, which includes current and past hits, as well as classics. There is a variety of genres to choose from, with something for all ages.

Kanopy offers a large collection of high quality films and documentaries from art-house classics to world cinema, all available to play on your PC, phone, tablet and digital media player.  You can stream up to 4 films per month.  At...

LinkedIn Learning for Library is an upgrade to the previous Lynda Library product, providing continued lifelong learning opportunities for all. 

Mango Languages offers 40 online language learning courses for English speakers and 15 English courses for non-English speakers. Each course has 100 lessons. In each lesson, the students see text and hear dialog that they are invited...

Offers streaming access to over 1 million tracks of classical music.  Can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime with your library card.  Also features an app that can be used on iPhones, iPads and Android devices.

All catalogue features are available via OPL's free apps:

  • Search for items and use geo-locator to find the closest location
  • Manage your account, renew items, place holds and view what you have checked out
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SOLARO is an online study resource. It takes a proactive approach to student’s education by continuing the learning process outside of school hours to supplement what students learn at school...