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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eCollections: Check Out a Book from Home Today!

Mar 17, 2020

Ottawa Public Health has recommended that all residents of Ottawa practice social distancing. Ottawa Public Library will be posting daily ideas of online content to help you make the most of your time at home. 


Didn’t get a chance to pick up books before we closed? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our extensive electronic collection! Explore the following collections and download your next eBook or eAudiobook adventure.  


Overdrive: eBooks and Audiobooks

eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. Compatible with most devices, we recommend downloading the Libby app to access this collection! Instructions for Overdrive here.

Cantook Station: French-language eBooks

Popular and classic French-language eBooks. Compatible with most devices. Instructions here.

Cloud Library: French Audiobooks

A collection of popular fiction and nonfiction eAudio in French for all ages. Instructions here.


Tip: Looking for something to read immediately? You can filter your search to get results of books available now. Check out the easy filtering steps here.