Aug 30, 2021To celebrate Capital Pride 2021, OPL welcomes guest blogger Glenn Crawford. This is Part 3 of his blog series “We Still Demand: A History of 2SLGBTQ+* Rights and Activism in Ottawa”.
Aug 27, 2021To celebrate Capital Pride 2021, OPL welcomes guest blogger Glenn Crawford. This is Part 2 of his blog series “We Still Demand: A History of 2SLGBTQ+* Rights and Activism in Ottawa”.
Aug 25, 2021To celebrate Capital Pride 2021, OPL welcomes guest blogger Glenn Crawford. This is Part 1 of his blog series “We Still Demand: A History of 2SLGBTQ+* Rights and Activism in Ottawa”.
Aug 12, 2021In recognition of these fifty years of queer Canadian activism, the Ottawa Public Library is proud to offer a retrospective of 2SLGBTQIA+ literary landmarks over the last 50 years that are available in our collection.
Aug 10, 2021Every August, along with many other organizations, the Ottawa Public Library celebrates Capital Pride Month. This month is always full of fun, fascinating activities that everyone can enjoy. We recognize, however, that for members of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities, the fight for equity and inclusion in society is an everyday, year-round battle. To better serve these communities, in addition to resources dealing with books and literature, we have created a list of organizations dedicated to supporting 2SLGBTQ+ .
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Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 202115/10/2021
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 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 browsers12/10/2021
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 service18/10/2021
The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service.
Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 2221/10/2021
Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.