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: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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Tech Café: How to Make a Photo Collage With Free Software

tablet, camera, and laptop

Do you have a small collection of photos such as a family outing, a birthday party, a favourite location or a collection of birds or butterflies that would display well as a collage? Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will demonstrate how you can use Photoscape X (free for Windows 10 and macOS) to design beautiful collages of your favourite photos. She will show how the quick collage function works but will also teach a method that allows for greater customization and is, in the end, more suitable for printing.

Offered by the Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the Ottawa PC Users Group.