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.

Colonel By Day: August 2


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


Ottawa Public Library wants to hear from you! Help us organize the content you enjoy on our website by participating, securely and anonymously, in an online survey. Take a brief questionnaire, then complete a card sorting activity on the Optimal Workshop platform. 

Start the survey. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes and is available in French and English. Best of all, there are no right or wrong answers!

First, answer a few questions about who you are and why you come to the OPL website. Then, sort a list of items that describe information available on our website. Put these into groups that make sense to you. 

Do what you think is best. Your answers will help us make improvements to the website’s menu and organizational structure, so things are easier to find. Responses are anonymized, which means they are not connected to your Library account or personal information. 

This is one way we are continuing to ensure the website is maintained and renewed for your benefit, according to advances in technology. 

Post any questions or comments you may have in the public comment section below. Thank you for participating!