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.  

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service


The kiosk machine dispensing adult books at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre 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.

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Winter Words at Play - Videos that will warm your heart!

Winter Words at Play

Nov 27, 2020

Here comes the winter fun!!    

 Let the wind of words carry you to Sing!  Laugh! Learn! Move! 

The best of the seasonal songs, books, rhymes and more!  

All hand-picked by the OPL's Children's Program Team!

Check out the Ottawa Public Library YOUTUBE channelfor the full playlistwhere you can.. .

Hear a Story, Rhyme Time, Sing Along


Hear a Story  

Here are videos of some of the stories that will be read by OPL staff.  It will include some “draw and tells” where you figure out the story through drawings!    Pssst!  You can also borrow any of these books with one click! 

Click here to see the list of French videos available. 

Rhyme Time   

Rhyme along with fun-filled finger plays, easy tunesand felt storieslike these ones! 

Click here to see the list of French videos available. 

Sing Along     

Let’s sing some songs . . .can you learn them all?  I bet you can! 

Click here to see the list of French videos available. 


 Books, Snowman and Evergreen Tree



Borrow a book

Here is a list of staff picks that you can borrow!




Lettres et boules de neige - Livres à emprunterby RPStorytime

Voici les choix préférés de l'équipe du programme pour enfants de la BPO pour une lecture hivernale divertissante! Vous pouvez également entendre certains de ces livres lus par notre personnel sur notre chaîne Youtube Biblio Public d'Ottawa!

Winter Words at Play - Books to borrowby RPStorytime

Here are the favourite picks from OPL Children's Program Team on what to read this season. You can also hear some of these books being read by our staff on Ottawa Public Library's YouTube channel!