Regular hours resume on September 7 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


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


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


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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  • Learn the basics while discovering fun and unexpected ways of painting with watercolours! Join art instructor Maya Hum and learn how to let loose and...

    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 01, 2021

  • Venez explorer le dessin couleur avec l’artiste Liz Voyer. Lors des deux ateliers, elle vous guidera étape par étape dans la réalisation d’un dessin réaliste...

    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 11:15am / until Oct 01, 2021

  • 55+ arts oasis des arts dance fridays cendredi dansant suzan richards

    With support from the Crabtree Foundation, Ottawa Public Library and MASC invite older adults across the city to explore different aspects of creativity.

    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 3:30pm



    Monday Sep 27, 2021 at 3:30pm

  • A collage of old black and white photography

    Drop in to share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research. Volunteers from The Ontario Genealogical Society will be here to...

    Google Meet

    Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 2:00pm / until Oct 26, 2021

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts
    Drop by and share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. / Le tricot, ce n'est pas un accident!...


    Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 6:30pm

  • Illustration of book, coffee cup, reading glasses and to-do list on a table
    Meet with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Sample a few recipes from the selected cookbook and review your results with...


    Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 6:45pm

  • Crafting tools (needle, thread, glue, scissors, markers)
    Meet fellow knitters in a relaxed atmosphere at Carlingwood's Knitting Club! The group is held on the last Wednesday of the month, from September-December. (with...


    Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 6:30pm / until Dec 15, 2021

  • Featured event:

    Jenny and Anita Tenasco will share some thoughts and reflections on how Residential School system has impacted First Nations communities.


    Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 7:00pm

  • Thinking of starting a bullet journal to stay organized, but don't know where to begin? Join us for a session filled with examples of different...


    Friday Oct 1, 2021 at 2:00pm / until Oct 08, 2021