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.   

 

Carp Branch

18/10/2021

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

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.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service

18/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Extended curbside service

18/10/2021

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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Full text remote access to the Globe and Mail is available from the comfort of your home

Jul 27, 2020

 

As you may know, the Globe and Mail removed remote access to fully scanned editions from the PressReader platform a couple of years ago, and now only allow in-library use. 

You may, however, access the Globe and Mail through alternative databases. These are:

  • Canadian Major Dailies, 
  • Gale Academic OneFile and, 
  • Gale OneFile: Business

See below for step by step instructions and tips on how to find the Globe and Mail and other fine Canadian publications on these databases.  Note that the content is full text only - it does not include pictures, charts, or graphs, but it is searchable.

General instructions for accessing your favourite magazines and newspapers (full-text only):

A-Z list - Full Text Finder  

Want to know which database includes your favourite magazines and newspapers? Our A-Z list-Full Text Finder makes it easy to search for specific magazines and newspapers. This tool is handy when you aren't sure which database to use to access a specific magazine or newspapers. 

  • Click Online Resources
  • Scroll down the page and click A-Z list: Full Text Finder.
  • In the search box, type the specific magazine or newspaper that you are looking for. For example: Globe and Mail
  • Select one among the three search results: Canadian Major Dailies, Gale Academic OneFile and Gale OneFile: Business.

For the Globe and Mail, you can either search using the A-Z list - Full Text Finder or use one of the more direct links below.

Instructions for accessing Globe and Mail (full-text only):

Canadian Major Dailies ProQuest

  1. Login to your library account
  2. Click heading above or go to our online resources page and click on Canadian Major Dailies ProQuest
  3. Click on Publications located on the top bar of the page
  4. Type Globe and Mail in the search box
  5. Click on the search results for The Globe and Mail
  6. Browse specific issues

Gale Academic Onefile  

  1. Login to your library account
  2. Click heading above or go to our online resources page and click on Gale Academic Onefile
  3. Click on Advanced Search and under SEARCH OPTIONS, click Publication Search
  4. Type Globe and Mail in the search box
  5. Click on the search results for The Globe and Mail
  6. Select different years and browse specific issues

Gale OneFile: Business

  1. Login to your library account
  2. Click heading above or go to our online resources page and click on Gale OneFile: Business
  3. Click on Advanced Search and under SEARCH OPTIONS, click Publication Search
  4. Type Globe and Mail in the search box
  5. Click on the search results for The Globe and Mail
  6. Select different year and browse specific issues