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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Ottawa International Writer’s Festival YouTube Channel

Apr 07, 2020

The Canadian and international authors visits that Ottawa Public Library offers in partnership with the Library and Archives Canada and the Ottawa International Writers Festival (OIWF) are postponed or cancelled for the duration of the COVID-19 epidemic.  However, you can enjoy some past author visits and their talks online on the YouTube channel of the Writers Festival.

A selection includes:

Blog bost contributed by Jill in Program Development