Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31


We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, August 2 - Colonel By Day


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on the Ottawa Public Library website

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Get Active at Home

People exercising

Do you want to keep fit this winter and spring?  Perhaps you began with fitness classes offered by OPL in the fall and you want to continue?  Or you want to exercise more frequently?   

Studies show that balance exercises are one of the most effective ways of preventing falls.  They are as important as strength exercises for your ongoing health.

You can, with easy access to videorcordings of exercises classes.  We invited several of the fitness instructors who gave our popular Friday fitness classes in 2020 to record 30-minute videos of exercise classes. 

 These classes are free, and are available at any time, to fit your schedule! 

These videos offer exercises you can do from home, without any special equipment.  They are easy to fit into your daily routine. 

You will find videorecordings by Amanda Sterczyk, Karine Léveillé and Cassie Love on the Ottawa Public Library's YouTube Channel.

You can click on the classes directly from our new Get Active at Home page that you will find linked under "Explore further" on the Aging Well Together portal.


Get active at Homeby Jill_Biblio

Borrow these Dvds and books with exercises geared toward older adults, to help you keep fit and make exercise part of your daily routine.

Soyez actif chez vousby Jill_Biblio

Des ressources à emprunter pour vous guider vers une santé physique.