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: Making Technology Work For You When Your Device Is Overwhelming

hands working at a laptop computer

Participants will be able to simplify their device's User Interface in order to reduce confusion, and set reminders and shortcuts to reduce and simplify tasks. Participants will also be clearly able to identify specific activities they want to use their device for.

Presented by the Ottawa Public Library in partnership with Connected Canadians.

Presented in English; English or French questions

Laissez la technologie travailler pour vous lorsque votre appareil devient accablant - les participants pourront simplifier l’interface utilisateur de leur appareil afin de réduire la confusion et d’installer des rappels et des raccourcis pour réduire et simplifier les tâches. Les participants seront également en mesure d’identifier les activités spécifiques pour lesquelles ils souhaitent utiliser leur appareil.

Offert par la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa en partenariat avec Canadiens branchés.

Présenté en anglais; capacité bilingue pour les questions et la discussion.