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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Tech Café : Connecting With Friends and Coworkers Using Your iPhone or iPad

Logo for Tech cafe showing computer and ebook reader

As we live in a more socially-distanced world, connecting online is all the more important for keeping in touch.  There are many ways of using your iPhone or your iPad to connect with others.  Join us to learn the basics of staying in touch with friends, family and colleagues by using an iPhone or iPad to do a video call, an audio call, or a text chat. We will go over Apple’s Facetime and Messages as well as a small selection of other communication apps.

Dave Rostenne and Thomas Leroux have been the organizers of the the Bytown Mac Users Group (ByMUG) since 2006. They are experts in using Apple products and will live demo using these apps and answer your questions. Both have been technology consultants for two decades, primarily focused on Apple-based solutions.