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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Treaties Recognition Week

Web banner for Indigenous progams and collections. Shows the book covers of three Indigenous books.

Oct 30, 2020

Treaties Recognition Week was established in 2016, and it is celebrated the first week of November. This week raises awareness of the importance of treaties and treaty relationships in Ontario. Education about treaty history and rights is an important step in fostering understanding and nurturing relationships.

On November 6 from 10:30 am to 12 noon, you can join the virtual Living Library event “We are all Treaty People.” This event features Robert Greene and Maurice Switzer in a one-hour panel discussion, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. You can read more about this event and register here.

There are also many videos online where you can listen to Indigenous speakers share their knowledge about treaties. These videos address topics such as the history of treaties, reconciliation, and women’s roles.

To learn more about the history of treaties in Ontario, you can explore this page, which includes a map and information about individual treaties. Treaties Recognition Week gives us the opportunity to learn more about treaties in Ontario, but this education and awareness can continue year-round.