Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 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


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


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


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Extended curbside service


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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Garden this fall with OPL!

Aug 24, 2020

The joy and work of gardening is neverending. The wondrous turning of the seasons brings on new beauty but also new tasks, new approaches to try, and more rewards to harvest. Gardening requires a mix of labour, love, and learning and Ottawa Public Library is here to keep your garden passion growing.

To conclude our series on gardening, OPL is offering three programs in September to help you with your fall gardening. In these programs, you can learn how to save seeds, preserve your harvest, get your garden ready for winter, and more!

  • Learn how to collect, save, and store seeds with Seed Saving and Storage with Rebecca Last on Wednesday, September 2 at 12 noon.
  • Learn different techniques to preserve your harvest with Preserving the Harvest with Rebecca Last on Wednesday, September 9 at 12 noon.

For more tips on gardening, check out these books from our collection!  

Gardening / Jardinageby Jill_Biblio