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: VPNs

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You use the Internet.  You may have heard of LANs or Local Area Networks.  But do you know about VPNs,  Virtual Private Networks?   Join us for a discussion about: 

  • What a VPN is, and why VPNs are useful 
  • How to download and use a VPN 
  • Alternative uses for VPN’s (including accessing international media content) 

Register to receive the Zoom link to attend.

Tech Café Fundamentals is a series to spark your curiosity about the digital world and its advancements, and increase your understanding about how to use these features. 

The Ottawa Public Library offers this series in partnership with Cyber-Seniors.