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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250 nouveaux livres numériques et audionumériques de langue française!

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Mar 26, 2020


Check out more than 250 new French-language eBooks for all ages in Cantook Stationand downloadable audiobooks in Cloud Library!

In Cantook Station, you will find Farida, the latest by Ottawa author Monia Mazigh, Un homme meilleur by Louise Penny, and Un bruit dans les murs by Julie Champagne.

And in Cloud Library, you can listen to Ghost in Love by Marc Levy, and Méditer à coeur ouvert by Frédéric Lenoir, and La dame de Reykjavik by Ragnar Jonasson!

We have also purchased extra copies so that you can access your books even faster.

Perhaps now is the time to brush up on your French, or practice reading in French with your children?



Blog post contributed by Zoe from the Content Services Department