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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Stories and rhymes for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

Sunnyside

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 9:30am / until Oct 28, 2021

Parent with child
Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien. *Pour votre sécurité, tous les programmes en personne respecteront la limite...

Cumberland

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 10:00am

A family reading together on a blanket
*For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on the size of the space. Participants are expected to remain physically distanced, to...

Beaverbrook

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 10:15am

Parent with child
Stories, rhymes and songs for babies 0 to 18 months and their parent or caregiver. * *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity...

Manotick

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 10:15am

Rejoignez-nous en direct pour des histoires, des chansons et des comptines, pour les enfants 6 ans et moins. Cliquez sur le bouton vert pour lancer...

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 10:30am / until Dec 16, 2021

Parent with child
Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months with 1 caregiver. Registration required for all. *For your safety all in-person...

Emerald Plaza

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 18-35 months. Bilingual. For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending...

Elmvale Acres

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 19-35 months. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

Carlingwood

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Registration required*. Contes, rimes et chansons pour les enfants de tous...

Main

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Join us for outside story time (weather permitting). There will be stories, rhymes and songs for families with younger children. Registration Required. Please bring a...

Stittsville

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending...

Carp

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 10:30am

Parent with child
One adult and child, up to 18 months of age will enjoy learning rhymes, finger plays and songs together. *For your safety all in-person programs...

Rosemount

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 10:30am / until Oct 28, 2021

Parent with child
Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. Registration required. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un...

North Gloucester

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 11:00am

Join us for an Outdoor Storytime. Please note this event is "weather permitting" - if it is inclement weather, there will be no storytime. There...

Manotick

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 11:00am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending...

Carp

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 11:00am

Parent with child
Stories and rhymes for babies and a parent or caregiver. Ages 0-18 months. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

Nepean Centrepointe

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 1:30pm

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

Interested in learning to code? Join us for a four-week tutorial in Scratch. You will learn the basic skills needed to create your own game...

Emerald Plaza

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 3:30pm / until Oct 21, 2021

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.* *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 3:30pm

Drop in and share what you have read this week! Rate and review your reads with us and we will give you ideas on what...

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 6:00pm

Uzma Jalaluddin

 

Online

Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 7:00pm

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