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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    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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    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

  • Photo of Catherine Wright
    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

  • Photo of Jacqui du Toit
    My favourite trickster of all the four-legged creatures is that smart trickster- Rabbit! Come find out how Rabbit got his two LONG ears and find...

    Tuesday Nov 23, 2021 at 12:30pm

  • Photo of Claude Garneau
    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

  • Photo of Janet Leroy
    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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    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