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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Laws Protecting Older Adults

Jun 01, 2020

Older adults make up a growing proportion of Ontario’s population and they have unique legal issues and needs. Lawyers take a different approach and require additional expertise in order to provide the best help possible to older adults with real estate, human rights, income security, family law and all other practices of law.

Although sometimes difficult topics to discuss, we also consider the need for powers of attorney, wills and estates, and protection from financial abuse as we age.

Learn about the rights and responsibilities of older adults and those who care for them under Ontario law in these presentations by the Elder Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association. 

Check out these additional resources available online through the Ottawa Public Library website: