Monday, August 2 - Colonel By Day


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

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


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


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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Management Team

Senior Management

Danielle McDonald

Chief Executive Officer

Anna Basile

Division Manager, Corporate Services

Donna Clark

Division Manager, Branch Operations

Craig Ginther

Division Manager, Central Library Project

Sarah Macintyre

(Acting) Program Manager, Board and Strategic Services

Michael Poliwoda

Program Manager, Major Gifts and Partnerships

Catherine Seaman

Division Manager, Customer Experience

Departmental Management

Ann Archer

Content Services

Alison Blackburn 

Program Development

Rachael Duplisea


Mark Gelsomino

Alternative Services

Matthew Pritz

Finance and Business Services, Materials Delivery

Kent Raymond

Service OPL

Chris Simmons

Technology Services

Leslie Stobbart

Human Resources and (Acting) Employee Experience

Branch Management