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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New to OPL – Nintendo Switch Games

Apr 01, 2021

The wait has been long, but it is finally over, you can now borrow Nintendo Switch games from OPL for home use!  Because they are so small, these games will be kept in secure areas in the branches. Once OPL branches are open to browsing again, people can check the open shelves and see the game cases but will then have to ask staff for assistance to borrow the actual game.  Same goes for holds. If you’ve been notified that your Switch game is now on hold for you, and you're able to enter a branch please ask staff for assistance to borrow. For now, place a hold and pick up your favourite Switch game at your favourite branch.  Below is a list of some of our new Juvenile, Teen and Adult Switch games.  Enjoy!

Nintendo Switch Games at OPLby Steacy_Library

Here's a list of some of the Juvenile, Teen and Adult Nintendo Switch games we have at OPL. More to come -- enjoy!