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.  

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service

13/09/2021

The kiosk machine dispensing adult books at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre 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.

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Public Computers and Wireless Access

Need access to a computer?

The library provides computer workstations at all 33 branches. Using your library card number and PIN, you can book computer time in advance online. Unbooked computers may also be used on a drop-in basis.

  • Patrons may reserve up to two hours per day of PC access.
  • Users are required to the abide by the Library's Public Network Access policy.
  • You may make a booking today plus 7 days in advance.

The wireless network is available between the hours of 7 am and 11pm.

Available software and peripherals

The library provides the following services:

Software

The following software is available: Windows 10, Acrobat Reader, Google Chrome browser, Microsoft Office Suite 2016 (in English and French) including Excel, Paint, Powerpoint, Word, Internet Explorer, Notepad, and a variety of games. Please note: The PCs do not permit the installation of software or the running of executable files.

Printing

Printing is provided at all branches for 10 cents a page

Saving

All branches provide patrons the ability to save their work on flash drives or USB sticks.

Specialized PC Types

ZoomText PCs provide screen magnification software and larger screens. Available in all Branches, Windows10 provides a variety of Accessible Features in System Settings under Ease of Access such as High Contrast Display, Speech Dictation, and Narrator Screen Reader.

Scanning

Scanners are available for use at all branches. All branches that have a multifunction MFD Kyocera machine can scan a document to a USB key.