Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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News for Businesses

Mar 26, 2020

The Ottawa Public Library has some great resources for business that are accessible from anywhere and don't require a personal visit to the library, which is great during these ‘WFH’ (work from home) days. To keep up with current business news, try these free resources for access to magazines and newspapers:

PressReader Canadian Major DailiesEureka (for French news)New York TimesRB Digital MagazinesFlipster 

Catch up on your business reading with OPL's eBook and audiobook services:Overdrive: eBooks and AudiobooksCantook Station: French-language eBooksCloud Library: French Audiobooks

You can find other great business resources on the OPL Business web page.  From the OPL home page, click on Services, scroll down to Services by subject, and then select Business.  On the Business page, you will find:

  • Guide to Market Research
  • Guide to Starting a Business in Ontario
  • Directory of Business Services in Ottawa
  • Lists of books and websites on business topics

There is no reason to distance yourself from the extensive reading, learning and entertainment resources available online to all Ottawa Public Library cardholders. And there is no need to delay! you can  sign up for a temporary card here then contact InfoService by phone (613) 580-2940, Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm or by email and gain access to OPL’s eContent. 

Blog post contributed by Marlene from Nepean Centrepointe Branch