Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

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

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

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

20/09/2021

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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Pollinator-friendly Gardens

How do you attract and support pollinator species to your garden?   

Pollinators come in many shapes and sizes, and play an essential role in our food systems and ecosystems. Sadly, they face many threats, among them a lack of habitat and food sources due to land development and inhospitable garden environments. Pollinator-friendly gardeners have an important role to play in supporting these invaluable and often beautiful creatures.  Join Kira Burger  to learn about native and non-native pollinators, as well as garden design, plant selection, and garden maintenance practices to attract and support them.

Kira Burger is passionate about ecologically sensitive, productive landscapes. She designs and stewards resilient, low-input landscapes with a focus on native, edible and pollinator friendly species. Kira holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture as well as training in horticulture, permaculture, and biology.