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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La journée du chandail orange : Performance musicale de Samian

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Join us for a live musical performance by Samian, the first rapper to express himself in French and Algonquin.

Originally from Pikogan, a small aboriginal community in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Samian has conquered by proudly wearing his colors; those of an entire people, for whom he claims respect and recognition. Discovered in 2004 thanks to the Wapikoni Mobile project, he has since released 3 albums, one of which, Face à la musique (2011), won a Felix at the ADISQ gala for hip-hop album of the year. He has performed across Canada and in more than a dozen countries around the world.

The show will be broadcasted live on YouTube Live, click on the green button to join us.

In French only

The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to a global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussions about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A discussion, all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. To find out more and learn about Phyllis’ story visit

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