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 Phone Work for You When Things Are Hard to See

hands working at a laptop computer

Participants will learn techniques for improving visibility of their phone or tablet screen, and controlling contrast/brightness. They will also learn how to use their phone as a magnifier and how to enable speech output for reading.

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

Presented in English; English or French questions

Laissez votre téléphone travailler pour vous lorsque les choses sont difficiles à voir - les participants apprendront des techniques qui amélioreront la visibilité de l'écran de leur téléphone et tablettes, en contrôlant le contraste/la luminosité. Ils apprendront également à utiliser leur téléphone comme une loupe et à activer la sortie vocale pour la lecture.

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

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