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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Statutory holiday hours

Ottawa Public Library will be closed on these days in 2021:

Friday, January 1 - New Year's Day

Monday, February 15 - Family Day

Friday, April 2 - Good Friday

Sunday, April 4 - Easter Sunday

Monday, April 5 - Easter Monday

Monday, May 24 - Victoria Day

Thursday, July 1 - Canada Day

Monday, August 2 - Colonel By Day

Monday, September 6 - Labour Day

Thursday, September 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Monday, October 11 - Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 11 - Remembrance Day

Saturday, December 25 - Christmas Day

Sunday, December 26 - Boxing Day