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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until further notice. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

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PLEASE MAKE APPOINTMENT AT BLACKBURN HAMLET LIBRARY (NOT ONLINE) Call 613-580-2940, ask for the Blackburn Hamlet branch. The Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the...

Blackburn Hamlet

Tuesday Apr 7, 2020 at 4:00pm / until Apr 28, 2020

Drop by and share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. / Le tricot, c’est pas un accident! Venez...


Tuesday Apr 7, 2020 at 6:30pm / until Dec 22, 2020

Drop by the Orléans branch every Wednesday afternoon. The Library`s knitting club is the perfect place to knit, relax and meet fellow knitters. Beginners, novices...


Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 at 1:00pm / until Jun 24, 2020

Teen Volunteers share their Tech knowledge with older Adults in a two-on-one setting. Areas of technology help include the following: Instagram, Snap Chat, Facebook ,...


Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 at 4:00pm / until May 13, 2020

Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, sewing or other hand-made crafts? Join us Mondays for a social evening of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on. / Vous aimez le tricot, le crochet, la couture ou tout autre travail à la main? Joignez-vous à nous le lundi pour une agréable soirée d'artisanat. Apportez un projet sur lequel vous travaillez actuellement.


Monday Apr 20, 2020 at 6:00pm / until May 25, 2020

Knit happens! Drop by and share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. / Le tricot, ce n'est pas...

North Gloucester

Monday Apr 20, 2020 at 7:00pm / until Dec 28, 2020

Picture of go board
The Ottawa Go Club ( ) organizes a series of workshops for people who want to improve their knowledge of the Go game. We...


Saturday May 2, 2020 at 1:30pm / until Aug 08, 2020