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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  • Parent Baby Connections
    Join us for a virtual Babytime program for young children, ages 0 to 18 months. We will explore memorable songs, rhymes and resources to bond...

    Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 2:30pm / until Dec 16, 2021

  • Join us online for live stories, songs and rhymes, for children ages 6 and under. Click on the green button below to launch the program...

    Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 10:30am / until Dec 14, 2021

  • D&D for kids
    Hail Adventurers! Join us for a mini-D&D campaign. The first week we will make characters and the following 3 weeks we will adventure. For ages...

    Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 6:00pm / until Oct 05, 2021

  • Dungeons and Dragons
    A complete D&D mini-adventure played over four 2-hour sessions for teens 13-18. Players will play through a complete adventure with pre-generated characters. Come solve some...

    Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 4:00pm / until Oct 06, 2021

  • In this class you will learn the basics of abstract art, while discovering fun and unexpected ways of painting with acrylics! You’ll learn to create...

    Wednesday Oct 6, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 13, 2021

  • D&D for kids
    Hail Adventurers! Join us for a mini-D&D campaign. The first week we will make characters and the following 3 weeks we will adventure. For ages...

    Tuesday Oct 12, 2021 at 6:00pm / until Nov 02, 2021

  • Dungeons and Dragons
    A complete D&D mini-adventure played over four 2-hour sessions for teens 13-18. Players will play through a complete adventure with pre-generated characters. Come solve some...

    Wednesday Oct 13, 2021 at 4:00pm / until Nov 03, 2021

  • Join yoga instructor Janet McGeein for two classes of introductory Yoga. We will focus on mindfulness, breathing and slow physical movement to increase strength and...

    Friday Oct 15, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 22, 2021

  • Teen Book Club
    Not sure what to read next? Then join us for our monthly teen virtual book club to share and talk about the books you’ve been...

    Monday Oct 18, 2021 at 4:00pm

  • We have scheduled a second course in this popular topic, this time on Wednesday mornings. Learn the basics while discovering fun and unexpected ways of...

    Wednesday Oct 20, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 27, 2021