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: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Kiosk Services at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre

Reopening week of July 26, 2021

Kiosk services at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre (3320 Paul Anka Drive) will resume the week of July 26, 2021, as the City-run facility has reopened. Please contact the community centre by phone or email for more information on the facility's opening hours and washroom availability.

Hours of operation:

  • Mondays from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Tuesdays from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Wednesdays from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Thursdays from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Fridays from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Saturdays from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm
  • Sundays from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm

This is an alternative service model, comprised of several complimentary components: two lending library kiosks, holds pick-up lockers and a returns bin. It is a newer type of library service, with automated holds pickup lockers and vending-machine style library material dispensers, the first of their kind in Canada.

Library material dispensers

These dispensers are a vending-machine style delivery system for library books. There are two kiosk dispensers with specialized popular collections for children and adults.

Customers can borrow items from the machine by scanning their library card and punching in the row number of the item they wish to borrow. The desired item will fall into a receptacle at the bottom of the kiosk and a receipt is also available from the machine. It is important to note that Kiosk collection items cannot be requested or renewed.

Holds pick-up lockers

Items from across the library can be picked at Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre during its opening hours using the holds lockers. Customers can request items through the library website to be picked up from the lockers, by choosing the pick-up location HRL. Alternatively, customers should select the pick-up location of HRAL if they have accessibility needs, which limits their ability to reach or bend for locker use, as this will ensure that items are placed in one of the lockers in the middle six rows.

Customers will receive a notification when their hold is available for pick up from the locker. It will be held in the locker for 7 days and is accessible during the community centre’s opening hours. Holds must be picked up before 12 pm on the day of expiry. Customers retrieve holds by scanning their card which will automatically open the appropriate locker and check out the items to their card. Unwanted holds that have automatically been checked out can immediately be put in the returns bin at the community centre.

Returns bin

Customers can return items from any branch, Bookmobile stop, or Kiosk machine into the returns bin at the Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre.

Nearest branches

The Hunt Club Bookmobile stop provides service adjacent to the centre on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 5 pm.

The closest branches to Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre are Greenboro (363 Lorry Greenberg Drive) and Alta Vista (2516 Alta Vista Drive).





  • 3320 Paul Anka Drive
    Ottawa, ON K1V 9K6