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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    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

  • 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.
    Get ready for an eye-opening experience! This virtual program — led by a facilitator from the Canada Science and Technology Museum — is equal parts...

    Thursday Aug 12, 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 Lady Buggy for a fun pop quiz: how many legs do spiders and scorpions have? “Easy,” you say. “Eight, because they’re both arachnids.” You’re...

    Friday Aug 13, 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 Dave Chisholm, amateur astronomer and Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Ottawa Centre, to discover the stars. In this introduction to...

    Friday Aug 13, 2021 at 2:30pm

  • 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 Dave Chisholm, amateur astronomer and Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Ottawa Centre, to discover the stars. You will help put...

    Monday Aug 16, 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.
    Prépare-toi à vivre une expérience qui leur en mettra plein la vue! Ce programme virtuel présenté par un animateur du Musée des sciences et de...

    Wednesday Aug 18, 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.
    Using live animals and real examples, Lady Buggy will bring you on an exploration of the fascinating world of insect homes. A hill, a burrow,...

    Friday Aug 20, 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 Dave Chisholm, amateur astronomer and Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Ottawa Centre, to discover the stars. In this second astronomy...

    Friday Aug 20, 2021 at 2:30pm