Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31


We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Colonel By Day: August 2


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on our website. 

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Teen Staycation

Teen Staycation / Vacances à la maison Ado

Starting June 28, join us for eight weeks of Teen Staycation, a summer-long series of programs designed for teens. You can participate in crafty DIY projects posted weekly on our OPL YouTube channeljoin gaming adventures, sketch, write, code, cook and act and meet up for weekly book club. Teen Staycation promises you an interactive itinerary for the summer of 2021 that will keep you engaged in exploring different ways to create, to share, and to reflect. Registration for August programs will begin on Wednesday, July 21 at 10:00am.