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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

OTTAWA – At the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board meeting on May 10, 2022, Chair Luloff announced that OPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Danielle McDonald is retiring in November 2022.

Friday, April 22, 2022

OTTAWA- The North Gloucester branch of Ottawa Public Library (2036 Oglivie) will offer modified services only from Tuesday, May 3rd  to Tuesday, May 31st  while upgrades and improvements are being completed.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

OTTAWA - The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week takes place at the beginning of May from May 2 to 8, 2022. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Public Library Board received the Library’s 2021 Annual Report yesterday.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Starting Thursday, April 14, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites families to enjoy a stroll through a whimsical StoryWalk® at OPL branches across the city, until mid-June. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

OTTAWA- Every year, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday (April 2), International Children’s Book Day is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.  

Thursday, March 17, 2022

OTTAWA – Starting Monday, March 21, Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will offer enhanced in-person services in branches.  

These enhanced services include: 

  • Chromebook loan periods and public computer bookings increased to two hours  

Friday, March 4, 2022

OTTAWA – The Rockcliffe Park branch of Ottawa Public Library (380 Springfield) will offer modified services only from Friday, March 18 to Thursday, March 24 while upgrades and improvements are being done to the furniture and facility.  

Monday, February 28, 2022

Take a deep breath, relax and let yourself unwind from schoolwork with OPL. Join us for the multiple programs offered by Ottawa Public Library as part of the March Break series specifically for teens ages 13 to18.  

Monday, February 28, 2022

OTTAWA - March Break is just around the corner! We are offering virtual, fun, educational, and free programs for children ages 4 to 12 from March 14 to March 18.  

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

OTTAWA - Ottawa Public Library’s Main branch (120 Metcalfe St.) will reopen on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10 am.

Monday, February 21, 2022

OTTAWA – We are pleased to announce that Ottawa Public Library’s Rideau branch will return to regular service and hours on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

OTTAWA – This April, hundreds of participating Canadian public libraries will offer free, unlimited access to The Break by Katherena Vermette in eBook and eAudiobook formats across different platforms.

Monday, February 7, 2022

OTTAWA – Starting Monday, February 7, 2022, Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will reintroduce some in-person services in all open locations. These enhanced services include reading newspapers and magazines, and limited seating.  

Sunday, February 6, 2022

OTTAWA – The Main and Rideau branches of Ottawa Public Library will remain closed Monday, February 7, given the continued traffic disruptions and closures around the downtown core due to the truck demonstration and the continued challenges to de-mob

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

OTTAWA – The Main and Rideau branches of Ottawa Public Library will remain closed until Monday, February 7 given the continued traffic disruptions and closures in the downtown core due to the truck demonstration and efforts to clear the area.  

Monday, January 31, 2022

OTTAWA – The Main and Rideau branches of Ottawa Public Library will remain closed Tuesday, February 1 given the continued traffic disruptions and closures in the downtown core due to the truck demonstration and efforts to clear the area. 

Monday, January 31, 2022

OTTAWA — Black History Month is an important opportunity for celebration, affirmation, and focused attention on the ways that Black Canadians have contributed to Canada’s history and culture.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

OTTAWA – The Main and Rideau branches of Ottawa Public Library will remain closed Monday, January 31 given the continued traffic disruptions and closures around the downtown core due to the truck demonstration and the continued challenges to de-mobilize the protesters.  

Friday, January 28, 2022

OTTAWA – The Main and Rideau branches of Ottawa Public Library will be closed Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30 due to nearby road closures mandated by police in advance of a demonstration by a convoy of trucks expected to converge on Parliament and downtown Ottawa.