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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. 

Friday, January 21, 2022

 Family Literacy Day is held annually on January 27 to raise awareness across Canada of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

OTTAWA- All branches of Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022, due to the winter storm expected to start overnight. Environment Canada has identified hazardous weather for tomorrow and the City of Ottawa has declared a Significant Weather Event. 

Monday, January 10, 2022

It’s that time of year again when Ottawa Public Library challenges children and youth interested in writing to push their creative flair for self-expression and literary composition to the next level by inviting them to sign up for the next edition of the Library’s 

Friday, January 7, 2022

OTTAWA- Given the uncertainty of the pandemic and current staffing pressures, the Ottawa Public Library will be adjusting its hours of operation and modifying services as of Monday, January 10, 2022.