• The following branches are closed due to the power outage:

    Carlingwood

    Emerald Plaza

    Nepean Centrepointe

    Richmond

    Ruth E. Dickinson

    Sunnyside

    We will be updating this list as power returns to the affected areas.

    Bookmobile service and Homebound deliveries are cancelled on Monday.

  • Please note: branches that are open might experience issues with WiFi access and public computers might be down.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • Hold extension

    We recognize that many residents were impacted by the power outages. We have extended all HOLDS until Tuesday for all customers.

Staff Blogs

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18/09/2018
Figuring out what your rights are, what you are responsible for, and what you...
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18/09/2018
One day is not enough! This year, we invite you to take part in...
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Published or updated:
07/09/2018
Are you wanting to drive political change and make a difference in your community?...
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Published or updated:
05/09/2018
Ottawa resident Amanda Carver recently took to Twitter to show her gratitude to the...
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Published or updated:
10/08/2018
Bluesfest may be over, but the city's summer music festival season is far from...
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Published or updated:
10/08/2018
If you are doing genealogy or local history research in Ottawa, you won't want...
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Published or updated:
02/08/2018
Stéphanie Plante is an OPL guest blogger and a great library supporter. In 2017,...
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Published or updated:
29/06/2018
Schedule now available - click here! The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites you to...
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This is a picture of OPL's guest blogger, Stephanie Plante
Published or updated:
29/06/2018
Stéphanie Plante is an OPL guest blogger and a great library supporter. In 2017,...
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Perennial geraniums in the garden at the Manotick Branch Library
Published or updated:
19/06/2018
If you have visited the Manotick Branch Library during the growing season (late May...
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Published or updated:
28/05/2018
Join us at the Main Branch at 120 Metcalfe for two information sessions all...
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Published or updated:
22/05/2018
The Ottawa Public Library invites you to enjoy various free events for people of...
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Published or updated:
14/05/2018
Your librarians are information superheroes! Drop by our mini Bookmobile and meet them –...
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Published or updated:
02/05/2018
Stéphanie Plante is an OPL guest blogger and a great library supporter. In 2017,...
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This image shows the Ottawa Public Library bookmobile
Published or updated:
26/04/2018
Happy National Bookmobile Day! On April 11th, we celebrate this wonderful service that has...
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23/04/2018
Thinking about starting your family tree? Wondering what those DNA tests really tell you?...
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Published or updated:
20/04/2018
What the pink is going on?! If you visited your local library branch today,...
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Published or updated:
03/04/2018
Ottawa is host to a vibrant, diverse, and ever-burgeoning music scene. Hundreds of musicians,...
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Two OPL customers holding their new Book Bags
Published or updated:
05/03/2018
This bag has a story. Since Library Month (October) 2017, you may have seen...
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historical postcards of Ottawa
Published or updated:
28/02/2018
February is Heritage Month! OPL celebrates Franco-Ontarian heritage on February 26 with "Une passion...
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