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: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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Books for Franco-Ontarian Day

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Sep 15, 2021

To highlight Franco-Ontarian Day, we are offering you a selection of books from Ontario!   

You will find short stories, poetry, and tales that evoke the francophonie of Ontario - there is something for everyone.

Not to be missed: Croisée des mots, an exciting program featuring Franco-Ontarian authors that runs from September to April.

The francophone community contributes to the richness of our city and our province - this is the ideal opportunity to discover or rediscover our authors - happy reading! 


Livres pour le Jour des Franco-Ontariens et des Franco-Ontariennesby OPL_BPO_Zoe