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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    Join us in Summerland for cool experiments, science, and art projects you can do from home. Gather up your supplies and tune in! This series...

    Thursday Aug 5, 2021 at 9:30am / until Aug 19, 2021

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Join an Ottawa Art Gallery Educator for a peek into the imagination and artwork of Canadian artist Russel Yuristy. Yuristy’s inner world is one where...

    Thursday Aug 5, 2021 at 11:00am

  • Teen Staycation
    The pandemic has made us resourceful. Let’s learn to take pictures without photographers to document our process and to create beautiful final images. In this...

    Friday Aug 6, 2021 at 1:00pm

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    A virtual introduction to medieval martial arts with Craig Shackleton, head instructor at Ottawa Swordplay. Get moving with stretches, footwork, and games, and learn techniques...

    Thursday Aug 12, 2021 at 10:00am / until Aug 19, 2021

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Join local musician Kathryn Patricia in a multidisciplinary workshop where you will combine drawing and music. While listening to different atmospheric pieces played by Kathryn...

    Thursday Aug 19, 2021 at 1:30pm

  • Vous avez une histoire à raconter? Vous voulez écrire vos pensées et souvenirs afin de les partager? Participez à deux ateliers en ligne avec l’auteure...

    Friday Aug 20, 2021 at 11:15am / until Aug 27, 2021

  • Learn the basics while discovering fun and unexpected ways of painting with watercolours! Join art instructor Maya Hum and learn how to let loose and...

    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 01, 2021

  • Venez explorer le dessin couleur avec l’artiste Liz Voyer. Lors des deux ateliers, elle vous guidera étape par étape dans la réalisation d’un dessin réaliste...

    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 11:15am / until Oct 01, 2021