Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021

15/10/2021

Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

 

Carp Branch

18/10/2021

Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers

12/10/2021

Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service

18/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22

21/10/2021

Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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  • Knitting Group
    Come join our knitting group. Knit for yourselves, knit for charity, make new friends and find new ideas of what to knit from others. A...

    Ruth E. Dickinson

    Monday Nov 1, 2021 at 1:30pm / until Dec 20, 2021

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    Looking to find your new favourite book? Join us at the Beaverbrook Branch for the Fall Book Chat, where we discuss some of our favourite...

    Beaverbrook

    Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 7:00pm

  • Parent with child
    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

    Cumberland

    Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 9:30am

  • Storytime Children
    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

    Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 9:30am

  • A family reading together on a blanket
    Contes, comptines, chansons et activités pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire accompagné d’un parent ou gardien. *Pour votre sécurité, tous les programmes en personne respecteront la...

    Orléans

    Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 10:10am

  • A family reading together on a blanket
    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers together with their parents or caregivers. Ages 19 to 35 months.* *For your safety all in-person programs will follow...

    Ruth E. Dickinson

    Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 10:15am

  • 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...

    Greenboro

    Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 10:15am

  • A family reading together on a blanket
    Outside at 10:15 a.m. in the backyard (will be cancelled in poor weather conditions). Stories, songs, rhymes and more for families. Please bring a blanket...

    Richmond

    Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 10:15am

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

    Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 10:30am / until Dec 14, 2021

  • A family reading together on a blanket
    Join us for an outdoor bilingual storytime on Tuesday mornings, right outside the Vanier library! Please bring a towel or a blanket to sit on...

    Vanier

    Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 10:30am