Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service


The kiosk machine dispensing adult books at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

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Seniors Fitness Class Online: Mindful Stretch & Strengthen

Join Rhona Einbinder, certified yoga instructor, for 30 minutes of exercise to improve your overall fitness effectively, but safely, beginning with gentle warmup stretching and leading into movements.  Some exercises will have the optional modification of using light hand weights for an added challenge. The sessions will end with simple exercises for increasing flexibility and strength.   Have a couple of light handweights (or small water bottles or soup cans) ready for the arm exercises and be sure to have a sturdy chair available.

Rhona is a certified yoga instructor (300 hours Yoga World Alliance certification and working towards 500 hour certification), specializing in yoga and fitness for seniors, yin and restorative yoga, ashtanga and vinyasa/power flow, as well as yoga for runners and athletes. Her yoga classes are adaptable to all levels and ages, and combine active yang poses with restorative and yin asana. 

Register for the other Seniors Fitness Classes: Mindful Stretch And Strength, held every Friday during the month of August at 10 am.