Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

29/07/2021

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

29/07/2021

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

23/07/2021

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

29/07/2021

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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    With the help of a dancer from Luv2Groove, express yourself through a series of dance moves that are fun and easy to follow. Learn some...

    Wednesday Aug 4, 2021 at 10:00am / until Aug 18, 2021

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Join an Ottawa Art Gallery Educator for a peek into the imagination and artwork of Canadian artist Russel Yuristy. Yuristy’s inner world is one where...

    Thursday Aug 5, 2021 at 11:00am

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Sounds are everywhere, from a tap dripping water, to an airplane taking off! Join professional actor Franco Pang and look at the various sounds that...

    Friday Aug 6, 2021 at 2:30pm

  • Fond bleu clair, à gauche l'image d'un grand soleil jaune style cartoon avec des yeux, un nez et un sourire, à droite le texte Summerland / Sous le soleil avec une petite montgolfière au-dessus du texte.
    Aimes-tu dessiner? Si oui, cet atelier est pour toi! Tu y apprendras des techniques de dessin tout en t’amusant avec l’artiste et enseignante Liz Voyer...

    Thursday Aug 12, 2021 at 1:30pm

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Join local musician Kathryn Patricia in a multidisciplinary workshop where you will combine drawing and music. While listening to different atmospheric pieces played by Kathryn...

    Thursday Aug 19, 2021 at 1:30pm

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    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