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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  • 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 Nov 2, 2021 at 10:30am / until Dec 14, 2021

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    In this energetic fall participatory musical storytelling session, children will take delight and pleasure in all that apples give to us nutritionally, and will hear...

    Monday Nov 22, 2021 at 11:30am

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    Be a voyageur as you join TiBert, your French-Métis guide, on a great canoe adventure! Watch as TiBert juggles then paddle and portage along while...

    Monday Nov 22, 2021 at 2:30pm

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    Janet’s playful, gentle style engages toddlers and young children. A warm welcome and action song invites young listeners to join in. Rhymes encourage children to...

    Wednesday Nov 24, 2021 at 11:30am

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    Janet’s playful, gentle style encourages toddlers and young children to join in. A warm welcome and rhymes invite young listeners to explore finger-play movements. Songs...

    Thursday Nov 25, 2021 at 1:30pm

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    With TiBert as your French-Métis guide, discover a new use for a snowshoe, learn to play jaw harp and join an interactive tale that will...

    Saturday Nov 27, 2021 at 12:30pm

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    In this fun, highly musical storytelling session a city family gets comfortable living on their new farm - by singing with the animals! Ages 2-4...

    Saturday Nov 27, 2021 at 1:30pm