Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Online Events

pots and plants


Wednesday Sep 22, 2021 at 12:00pm

Uzma Jalaluddin


Thursday Sep 23, 2021 at 7:00pm

Book cover and headshot


Monday Sep 27, 2021 at 7:30pm

Live Stories with Christine Sioui Wawalonoath


Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 12:45pm

Kìyàbadj Kidandanizimin. We are still here.


Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 7:00pm