Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31


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


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


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


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

    Wednesday Aug 4, 2021 at 10:30am / until Aug 18, 2021

  • Picture of 3 children crafting and various craft materials
    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

  • Join us online for live bedtime stories, songs and rhymes, for children ages 0-6 and a parent or caregiver. Feel free to bring your teddy...

    Monday Aug 9, 2021 at 6:30pm / until Aug 16, 2021

  • 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

  • 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

  • red heart with colourful pride coloured book
    Rejoignez-nous en direct pour des histoires, des chansons et des comptines, pour les enfants 6 ans et moins. Join us online for live stories, rhymes...

    Thursday Aug 26, 2021 at 10:30am