Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021

15/10/2021

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.   

 

Extended curbside service at Alta Vista branch October 16 from 10 am to 5 pm

15/10/2021

The Alta Vista branch will extend curbside services at the rear door and parking lot on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm .The branch will resume regular service on Monday, October 18 at 10 am.  .  

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers

12/10/2021

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.

Notice: Carlingwood Branch

14/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Closure: Centennial Branch

15/10/2021

Centennial Branch will be open from  2 pm  to 5 pm only Saturday October 16,  due to a planned Hydro Ottawa Power outage.

 

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Free webinars by Ancestry Canada

May 12, 2020

Ancestry Canada features two new Ancestry Extra presentations every week on Tuesday and Thursday. You can watch them live on Ancestry Canada’s Facebook page or watch the recordings afterward. Both sessions are free and no registration is required.

Today at 10 AM, Researching British Home Children presented by Gloria Tubman features the British Home Children, who are the ancestors of an estimated 10% of Canada’s current population. Join genealogist Gloria Tubman as she shares her advice and guidance on identifying the British Home Children in your family tree, and walks us through the resources available for uncovering their stories.

Thursday May 14 at 12 PM, We Must Have Swam Over — Research Strategies, Tips and Tricks for Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors presented by Cara MacDonald, helps you find your immigrant ancestors, which can be tricky. Join Cara MacDonald, Manager of Reference Services at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, as she shares her research process and tips for locating those hard to find immigration records. From the “why” behind being unable to locate difficult records to effective wildcard searching and gathering information from non-immigration sources, this workshop will help take your genealogy skills to the next level.

Enjoy a free workshop, and then visit OPL's Ancestry Library to find your roots!