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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TumbleBook Library

Woman and girl laughing together while using a tablet

Mar 30, 2020


With TumbleBookLibrary you can tumble and stumble, or gamble and ramble your way through hundreds of online books for kids at home on your couch, chair, or bed!  From picture books and beginning readers to graphic novels, middle reader and teen novels, there is something for everyone. 

Read alongs for all levels include:

Recommended eBooks include:

The TumblePlayer allows you to build a play list of TumbleBooks which you can play one after another, no stopping and starting in between. If you like games and puzzles, TumblebookLibrary has you covered with literature-based fun for all.  All available in English, French and Spanish!  TumbleBookLibrary is available for PC and Mac computers, Apple and Android devices of all kinds. 


Blog post contributed by Andrea from the Centennial Branch