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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    Tuesday Aug 3, 2021 at 1:30pm

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    Wednesday Aug 4, 2021 at 4:00pm

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    Friday Aug 6, 2021 at 1:30pm

  • Hail adventurers! Join us for a one-shot Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) adventure and get caught in a tome. We will be using 5th edition rules...

    Tuesday Aug 10, 2021 at 1:30pm

  • Teen Staycation
    A complete D&D mini-adventure played over a 2-hour session for teens 13-18. Players will play through a complete adventure with pre-generated characters. Come solve some...

    Wednesday Aug 11, 2021 at 4:00pm

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    Join uOttawa Maker Mobile for a fun interactive workshop. You will use Scratch, a kid’s friendly software to learn about programming, to code your own...

    Friday Aug 13, 2021 at 1:30pm

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    Tuesday Aug 17, 2021 at 1:30pm

  • Teen Staycation
    A complete D&D mini-adventure played over a 2-hour session for teens 13-18. Players will play through a complete adventure with pre-generated characters. Come solve some...

    Wednesday Aug 18, 2021 at 4:00pm