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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OPL’s Rosemount branch will offer curbside service only during repairs from August 23 to September 2

Aug 13 2021

OTTAWA – The Rosemount branch of Ottawa Public Library (18 Rosemount) will offer curbside service only and be closed to entry from Monday, August 23 until Thursday, September 2 inclusively, while repairs and improvements are being done to the glass reading room at the front of the branch.  

  • Curbside holds pick-up will be available at the rear entrance  

  •  Returns will be available using external book drops 

The nearest alternative OPL branches to access Library services are: 

  • Carlingwood branch, 281 Woodroffe  

  • Main branch, 120 Metcalfe 

  • Sunnyside branch, 1049 Bank St. 

Although the branch will be closed to entry during this time, online services are always available at The Rosemount branch will reopen on Friday, September 3 at 10 am.  

Please check the OPL website for information about hours and location.                                                                                                      For the latest updates about current service levels at OPL, please visit our website   

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook Contact us at 613-580-2940 or If it’s out there, it’s in here!  

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