Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

29/07/2021

We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Colonel By Day: August 2

29/07/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on our website. 

Temporary closure: Alta Vista

23/07/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches

29/07/2021

Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Join Little Lotus Kids Yoga for a fun class that introduces the concepts of yoga through movement, play, songs, play and activities. You will explore...

    Tuesday Aug 3, 2021 at 10:00am / until Aug 17, 2021

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    Join us in Summerland for cool experiments, science, and art projects you can do from home. Gather up your supplies and tune in! This series...

    Thursday Aug 5, 2021 at 9:30am / until Aug 19, 2021

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    Join us online for a storytime with our special guests from Penny Lane Sanctuary Farm. Ages 4 and up. Meet our special guests: July 9...

    Friday Aug 6, 2021 at 10:00am / until Aug 20, 2021

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Tire-toi une bûche et viens écouter une histoire de camping tout en apprenant quelques trucs au passage avec Parcs Canada. Pour les 4 à 8...

    Friday Aug 6, 2021 at 11:00am

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Join Monkey Rock Music for a fully interactive participatory program! Rock out from the safety of your home. Each week will be a different theme,...

    Monday Aug 9, 2021 at 10:00am

  • Orange background On the left English text Ready Set Move in the middle an illustration of a black girl standing on one hand one the right French text À vos marques prêt bouge
    Join us in Summerland for active games to get yourself going this summer! This series is part of our YouTube series for children. Click on...

    Tuesday Aug 10, 2021 at 9:30am / until Aug 17, 2021

  • Fond bleu clair, à gauche l'image d'un grand soleil jaune style cartoon avec des yeux, un nez et un sourire, à droite le texte Summerland / Sous le soleil avec une petite montgolfière au-dessus du texte.
    Rejoins Little Lotus Kids Yoga pour un cours amusant qui introduit les concepts du yoga à travers le mouvement, le jeu, les chansons, le jeu...

    Tuesday Aug 10, 2021 at 10:00am

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Join Monkey Rock Music for a fully interactive participatory program! Rock out from the safety of your home. Each week will be a different theme,...

    Monday Aug 16, 2021 at 10:00am

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, in the middle the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air balloon over the text. On the right, a cartoon illustration of a magician
    To celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Club, join us for a colorful and action packed magic show with Luc Leduc - The Duke...

    Friday Aug 20, 2021 at 4:00pm