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.   


Alta Vista branch: Return to regular hours and service


Alta Vista branch has returned to regular service and hours on October 22, 2021.

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. 

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National Library Outreach Day: OPL’s brand new flagship bookmobile

Nouveau bibliobus de la BPO (turquoise et blanc) sur le trottoir

Apr 06, 2021

Happy National Library Outreach Day!  From the first horse drawn book cart to the latest wifi-enabled sprinter, bookmobiles have been taking the learning to where it's needed since the 1800s.  The Ottawa Public Library's first bookmobile, a simple truck and camper-style trailer, hit the road in 1953.  The OPL's brand new flagship bookmobile packs more of a modern punch; 43 feet of educational mayhem with an aisle so wide you could bowl five pin; packed with museum passes, dvds and children's collections.  A mobile treasure trove, each visit will yield new and unexpected finds.  We truck downtown, uptown and every place in between through snowstorms and spectacular fall colours. 

The next time we're in your neighbourhood come check us out!  It's what Mad Max would drive, if Mad Max were a librarian. 



Is there any chance your bookmobile pass by our address? We live in 665 Bathgate Dr, K1K3Y4, Apt 1103, Ottawa, Ontario. Thank you