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: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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High School Math Resources

Mar 23, 2020

Keeping up with your math studies while studying from home can be challenging! We have put together a list of our favourite online resources to help.

Check them out:

  • The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing CEMC at the University of Waterloo offers online lessons, interactive activities, enrichment challenges, and unlimited opportunity for practice with feedback. All CEMC courseware is tied to the Ontario curriculum by grade level. These online resources are free and do not require registration.
  • Mathify provides Ontario students in grades 6-10 with free, interactive online math tutoring by Ontario certified teachers. It combines an interactive shared whiteboard and drawing tools, math experts, and a safe space to ask questions – over voice and chat, M-F 9am to 9pm and Sunday 3:30pm to 9pm.
  • Symbolab is an advanced math tool suited for grade 12 to university students. It allows users to learn, practice and discover math topics using mathematical symbols and scientific notations as well as text. Symbolab provides step-by-step solutions to algebraic, trigonometric and calculus questions. Symbolab has many online calculators including: equations, simultaneous equations, inequalities, integrals, derivatives, limits , tangent line, trigonometric equations, functions and more. The website is available in English, Spanish, Portugese, Arabic, Hebrew, and Chinese.
  • Wolfram|Alpha is an advanced online resource that is great for checking computations. Get step-by-step solutions for basic to university level math problems. It has one of the most popular graphing calculators on the internet.

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Blog post contributed by Susan_OPL