Regular hours resume on September 7 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.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Music editing station (Ruth E Dickinson)

Computer workstation with midi keyboard


The music editing station at the Ruth E Dickinson Branch in Barrhaven has the software you need to produce, record, and edit audio files.

  • The station is equipped with a music keyboard, headphones, and a Mac Pro with four editing software: GarageBand, Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, and MuseScore.
  • It can be booked for a 2-hour duration
  • Before your session begins, please go to the 2nd floor Service Hub to borrow the music editing kit which contains everything you need to get started on the stations.
  • You will need to bring your own storage media to save your work. If you do not have your own, USB keys are available for purchase for $6.00.
  • Please note that children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

With thanks to the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library for their financial support.


Hours for the week of Sep 20, 2021
Day of weekOpening times
Monday10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Tuesday1:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Thursday1:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Friday10:00 am - 3:45 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 3:45 pm

Next system-wide closure: Sep 30, 2021