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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  • summerland / sous le soleil
    Rejoignez-nous en direct pour des histoires, des chansons et des comptines, pour les enfants 6 ans et moins. Cliquez sur le bouton vert ci-dessous pour...

    Thursday Aug 5, 2021 at 10:30am / until Aug 19, 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 us online for a storytime with our special guests from Penny Lane Sanctuary Farm. Ages 4 and up. Meet our special guests: July 9...

    Friday Aug 6, 2021 at 10:00am / until Aug 20, 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.
    Tire-toi une bûche et viens écouter une histoire de camping tout en apprenant quelques trucs au passage avec Parcs Canada. Pour les 4 à 8...

    Friday Aug 6, 2021 at 11:00am

  • Join us online for live bedtime stories, songs and rhymes, for children ages 0-6 and a parent or caregiver. Feel free to bring your teddy...

    Monday Aug 9, 2021 at 6:30pm / until Aug 16, 2021