Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 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


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


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


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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  • A family reading together on a blanket
    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on the size...


    Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 10:00am

  • A family reading together on a blanket
    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...


    Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 10:30am

  • jack-o-lantern and candles
    Hallowe'en themed stories, rhymes and songs for children aged 4 to 8 years old and a parent/caregiver. Please bring your costume! Starting October 12, 2021,...


    Thursday Oct 28, 2021 at 7:00pm