Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches

17/06/2021

There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

OTTAWA – Come make the best of your summer at the Summerland Reading Club!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Ottawa Public Library recognizes the importance of celebrations and ceremonies that usually take place during the month of June to mark National Indigenous History Month.  

Thursday, June 10, 2021

OTTAWA — Starting Monday, June 14, 2021, most of Ottawa Public Library’s 31 open branches will offer contactless services inside branches, including the use of public computers, as part of Step 1 of the Province’s three-step reop

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

OTTAWA – The Orléans branch of Ottawa Public Library (1705 Orléans Blvd.) will be closed from Monday, June 14 until Saturday, June 19 inclusively, while maintenance and improvements are being completed.  

  • There will be no returns or holds pickup during this time  

Thursday, June 3, 2021
OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Library will be resuming Sunday hours, with curbside service, at six branches in June. 
 
Beaverbrook, Cumberland, Greenboro, Main, Nepean Centrepointe, and Ruth E Dickinson branches will be open Sundays June 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 1 pm to 5 pm. 
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

OTTAWA — Despite the ongoing pandemic, hundreds of Ottawa youth ages 9 to 18 answered the call to participate in the 2020–2021 Awesome Authors writing contest.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Ottawa –  Ottawa Public Library has put in place safe access to printing, WiFi and computers, during the current provincial stay-at-home order, to help address the disparity in access to technology in our commun

Friday, May 7, 2021

Ottawa: Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club is back with another story from Turtle Island. This month, the featured title is Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

Monday, May 3, 2021

OTTAWA — Canadian's Children's Book Week cannot go unnoticed at the Ottawa Public Library (OPL). The Library always strives through its programs and events to nurture the love of reading and develop literacy practices.

Monday, May 3, 2021

OTTAWA — Canadian's Children's Book Week cannot go unnoticed at the Ottawa Public Library (OPL). The Library always strives through its programs and events to nurture the love of reading and develop literacy practices.

Monday, May 3, 2021

OTTAWA - During the pandemic, many people are adopting pets. However even before adopting, you may struggle to identify legitimate sellers versus scammers. Adopting a pet also comes with the responsibility of caring for them and training them.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Library (OPL), in partnership with MASC (Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities), is pleased to invite you to the

Friday, April 16, 2021

OTTAWA - This month’s selection for the exciting series Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club is Approaching Fire by Michelle Porter.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

OTTAWA – At the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board meeting this evening, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Right Hon. Beverley McLachlin, was introduced as the new Honorary Chair of the Ottawa Central Library fundraising campaign. Ms.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Library has scaled back physical library services to holds pickup and returns at branch entrances  ̶  “curbside” ̶  to keep OPL customers and employees safe, further to the provincial emergency and stay

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

OTTAWA — April is National Poetry Month and the theme this year proposed by the League of Canadian Poets, is Resilience: Resilience is the courage to start each day anew.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Library services will be scaled back to be in full compliance with the provincial and local health orders (COVID-19 shutdown) which

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

OTTAWA — April break is just around the corner, at long last!