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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Escape challenge: Choose your own adventure! Can you defeat the curse?

Jun 29, 2020

Are you ready for our next virtual escape challenge?

We’ve added a choose-your-own-adventure element to this escape, so your decisions can lead to multiple possible endings! No riddles or math-puzzles this time, but keep a pencil or pen and paper handy – you'll need them to keep track of the clues as you search the cursed cabin. How many tries will it take you to win?

This creepy escape is intended for players aged 12 and up. Play solo or as a group, or compete with friends or family to see who can escape fastest!

Looking for more choose-your-own-adventure fun? Our eBook collections include some of these for various ages! Just head to the search bar on our homepage and type ‘choose your own adventure’ into the keyword search. In the column to the left of your search results, you can choose to limit the results to display only items available in eBook format if you wish.

Now are you ready to face the curse? Let’s go!

Love escape challenges? Try others in our series! 


Blog post and escape challenge by Anna B. 

Image by Flash Alexander from Pixabay