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.   


Alta Vista branch: Return to regular hours and service


Alta Vista branch has returned to regular service and hours on October 22, 2021.

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. 

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    Stories have their way with storytellers. This is a story that asks me to tell it. This story brings in the presence of my grandmother...

    Monday Nov 22, 2021 at 12:30pm

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    A delightful mix of traditional fairy tales from Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland, and beyond, including some of Catherine’s own magical tales. Ages 9-12 Click on the...

    Tuesday Nov 23, 2021 at 10:30am

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    Tuesday Nov 23, 2021 at 12:30pm

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    How, you ask, did stories come into the world? Why it was sheer necessity. Claude Garneau will share the earliest history of cave-people and the...

    Tuesday Nov 23, 2021 at 2:30pm

  • Photo of Louise Profeit-LeBlanc
    Utsän Män – Old Woman Lake is a small lake, a lake of reeds. Old Woman Lake is a place of powerful medicine. For my...

    Wednesday Nov 24, 2021 at 9:30am

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    Erica and Caitlin will be exploring folk tales and reimagining stories! It's a pre-recorded video that you can watch for a limited time on our...

    Wednesday Nov 24, 2021 at 12:30pm

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    Three time-tested tales: a fractured fairy tale, a German legend, and a folktale from Tibet will provide enough surprises, suspense and hilarity to entrance young...

    Thursday Nov 25, 2021 at 10:30am

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    Thursday Nov 25, 2021 at 7:00pm

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    Discover how respecting our elders and working together improves our lives. Ages 5-12 It's a pre-recorded video that you can watch for a limited time...

    Friday Nov 26, 2021 at 9:30am

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    These myths, legends, and tales will stimulate the listeners wonder and appreciation for all that nature gives us. The stories show us that we must...

    Friday Nov 26, 2021 at 10:30am