Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

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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

29/07/2021

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

23/07/2021

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

29/07/2021

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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Cooking Classes at Home

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05/02/2021

There’s no doubt that these times continue to be a challenge. Perhaps you are relying on others for grocery delivery or doing online ordering and curbside pickup. Perhaps you are finding you cannot eat out or order in with budget constraints and many other restrictions. 

Ottawa Public Library has invited these chefs to highlight inexpensive, healthy, delicious meals that will bring you joy and comfort, and just in time for Nutrition Month in March!

Please join us for a new series of cooking demonstrations by these chefs!

Borrow these great recipe books to inspire you more.  Many are available in ebook as well as in print.   

Explore the A to Z World Food Online Resource! This is a great resource for learning more about food in history and culture while discovering thousands of traditional recipes from around the world! 

Cooking at Home / Cuisinerby Jill_Biblio

Comfort food, sourdough bread, crock pot or slow cooker --enjoy cooking from home! / des recettes réconfortantes, du pain au levain, des recettes de mijoteuse -- le plaisir de cuisiner!