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 Your Computer Work for You when Things are Hard to See

hands working at a laptop computer

Presented in English; English or French questions

Participants will learn a variety of techniques to increase visibility by adjusting font size, creating and deleting shortcuts/icons, adjusting cursor function, and using readers/dictation.

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

Laissez votre ordinateur travailler pour vous lorsque les choses sont difficiles à voir:

Les participants apprendront une variété de techniques pour augmenter leur visibilité en ajustant la taille de la police, en créant et en supprimant des raccourcis/icônes, en ajustant la fonction du curseur et en utilisant des lecteurs/dictées.

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

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

Please note date change to October 7. / Veuillez noter le changement de date au 7 octobre.