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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Book a computer

Book a computer up to seven days in advance for up to two hours. This could be a two-hour booking or two bookings of one hour.

Public computer, printer and photocopier systems have recently been upgraded, which means these systems may operate a little differently than before. Branch employees can provide assistance at a safe distance. Thank you for your patience as we provide improvements to better serve you.

To pay for printing and photocopies, use the Library's online payment system (SmartPay).

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions in our Help section.