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.   


Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

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. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Rosemount branch closing for revitalization

May 13 2019

Ottawa -The Rosemount branch of Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be closed as of Monday, June 3, 2019 for major renovations and revitalization. The branch will re-open in spring 2020 once construction work is complete. Services will be provided at a temporary storefront location – 1207 Wellington Street West.


The temporary location will open on Wednesday, June 5 and will offer most of the same services on a smaller scale. Customers can pick up their holds and return items at the temporary location as well as at any of OPL’s 32 other branches.


There is 90-minute free parking on Wellington Street, a pay parking lot just west of the temporary location, and metered parking on Hamilton Avenue just east of the temporary location.

To access other Library services during the closure, the nearest branches within 5 km are the Main branch at 120 Metcalfe and the Sunnyside branch at 1049 Bank. Emerald Plaza branch at 1547 Merivale and the Carlingwood branch at 281 Woodroffe are within 8 km of Rosemount branch.


Revitalizing the Rosemount branch will enhance the customer experience by significantly increasing public space, improving and expanding seating options, enlarging and improving the entrance, allowing more natural light, and incorporating public art. It will also address building code deficiencies, meet accessibility requirements and restore heritage character.


For more information and updates, visit the Rosemount Revitalization webpage.


The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America. The OPL extends public access to information and services through the library’s 34 branches, physical and virtual at, as well as two mobile libraries and a vending machine-style lending library service. Serving close to one million Ottawa residents, OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on TwitterandInstagram, and like us on Facebook. Contact us at 613-580-2940 or it’s out there, it’s in here!


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