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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May the fourth is Star Wars day!

May 01, 2020

May 4th is coming up, and it’s Start Wars day! Because of its similarity to the Jedi saying “May the Force be with you,” May the fourth has been adopted around the world as a day to celebrate all things Star Wars.  

Here is a bit of free digital content that you can enjoy to take part in the celebrations from the comfort of your home! 

To start you off, why not read some books? OPL has an extensive collection of digital Star Wars books of all kinds for you to enjoy. From classic fan-favorite novels like Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire, to acclaimed new favorites like Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath, without forgetting spinoffs from the newest movies like The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron, hilarious or whimsical retellings of the classic films like William Shakespeare’s Star Wars or The Princess, The Scoundrel and the Farm Boy, and graphic novels like the Original Trilogy Graphic Novel, there’s something for every taste!     

To immerse yourself in the universe, you could also try listening to some music. We have streaming and downloadable soundtracks from the original trilogy, the Clone Wars cartoon, an a capella verion, or even other sci-fi classics.  

You can also watch some related videos! Although the Star War films are not available to stream through our collection, we do have amazing documentaries for you to find out more about the Star Wars universe, such as a documentary about the rivalry between Star Trek and Star Wars fansPlastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys, and The Mythology of Star Wars With George Lucas and Bill Moyers.  

Until then, May the Force be with you... always.