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

27/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs.

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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Online

Monday Sep 27, 2021 at 7:30pm

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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

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 9:30am / until Oct 26, 2021

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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 Sep 28, 2021 at 9:30am

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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 Sep 28, 2021 at 10:10am

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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 Sep 28, 2021 at 10:15am

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Outside on 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...

Richmond

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 10:15am

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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 Sep 28, 2021 at 10:15am

Stories, rhymes and songs for babies 0-18 months and a parent or caregiver. Registration required*. Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés de 0 à...

Main

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 10:30am

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Contes, comptines, chansons et activités pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien. *Pour votre sécurité, tous les programmes en personne respecteront la...

Cumberland

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
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...

Rideau

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 10:30am

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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 Sep 28, 2021 at 10:30am / until Oct 26, 2021

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 Sep 28, 2021 at 10:30am / until Dec 14, 2021

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

Carlingwood

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 10:30am

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Stories, rhymes and songs* for children and a parent or caregiver. 0-6 years old. / Contes, comptines et chansons** pour les enfants et un parent...

Alta Vista

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 10:30am

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

St-Laurent

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 11:00am / until Oct 26, 2021

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 Sep 28, 2021 at 11:15am

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...

Greenboro

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 11:15am

Join us online for live stories with Christine Sioui Wawanoloath.

Online

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 12:45pm

Rejoignez-nous pour des contes en direct avec Christine Sioui Wawanoloath.

En ligne

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 1:45pm

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Drop in to share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research. Volunteers from The Ontario Genealogical Society will be here to...

Google Meet

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 2:00pm / until Oct 26, 2021

D&D for kids
Hail Adventurers! Join us for a mini-D&D campaign. The first week we will make characters and the following 3 weeks we will adventure. For ages...

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 6:00pm / until Oct 05, 2021

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Drop by and share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. / Le tricot, ce n'est pas un accident!...

Greenboro

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 6:30pm

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Meet with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Sample a few recipes from the selected cookbook and review your results with...

Richmond

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 6:45pm

A family reading together on a blanket
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

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 9:30am / until Oct 27, 2021