Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

29/07/2021

We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Colonel By Day: August 2

29/07/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on our website. 

Temporary closure: Alta Vista

23/07/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches

29/07/2021

Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Board members

Matthew was raised in Ottawa and grew up in Orléans. He always felt strongly about service to the community and his...

Kathy, originally from Montreal, has lived in Ottawa since 1977. She is serving her second term on the OPL Board...

Steven, originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, has lived in Ottawa since 2005. He is serving his second term on...

Riley is a life-long resident of River Ward and attended public schools in the same community he represents. Riley...

Mary-Rose holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University and a Master’s...

Allan immigrated to Canada from Ireland and is serving his second term on the OPL Board. He is a graduate of Queen’s...

Rawlson King was elected the first-ever Black City Councillor in a historic by-election held April...

Carol Anne is a native of Pembroke. She studied journalism at Ryerson University and embarked on a career that saw...

Based in Ottawa, Harvey A. Slack brings more than three decades of experience working on the Canadian arts and...