Enjoy the holiday season safely. Note that the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Provincewide Shutdown will be in effect from Saturday, December 26th. Indoor gatherings are now limited to your household (the people you live with). Individuals who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive close contact with one other household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation. It is crucial during the holiday season to be social wise and to continue applying the provincial measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read more...
Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 202115/10/2021
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 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 browsers12/10/2021
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 service18/10/2021
The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service.
Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 2221/10/2021
Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.