Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

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

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service

13/09/2021

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

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

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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Online Resources

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Online Resources

  • Homepage of ArtistWorks
    Access to beginner to advanced lessons for instruments, voice and art.
    On May 18, 2021, the ArtistWorks offered by RBDigital have be moved to the Overdrive Libby and Libby app under "Extras".
    You can download Libby app from App Store or Google Play.
    To access, sign into the Libby app, then go to the "Extras" section on the home screen.
    If you want to access Artistworks via your computer,
    click “Continue with Libby >" at the very bottom of the page,
    or you can use the desktop Libby site: https://libbyapp.com/library/ottawa
    The RBdigital platform and app will be retired on May 20, 2021.
  • Homepage of the Creative Bug website, showing a smiling woman next to images of crafting ideas.
    Learn how to paint, knit, sew, and much more. Creativebug offers thousands of award-winning arts & crafts free video classes and workshops. They are all taught by recognized design experts and artists. Categories include Knitting, Crochet, Art & Design, Paper,...
  • LinkedIn Learning Banner
    LinkedIn Learning for Library is an upgrade to the previous Lynda Library product, providing continued lifelong learning opportunities for all.
    LinkedIn Learning mobile app is now available
    Please activate/access LinkedIn Learning via the desktop first, then move to the mobile app for an easier sign in experience on mobile.
    Downloaded the free LinkedIn Learning mobile app, click Sign in with your library card, enter “LibraryID” as “ottawa”
    www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/ottawa
    Click Continue, and from there enter your library card # and PIN.
    A customer will not get a certificate in their name, the customer will see completions in their history but won’t get a copy with their name.
    The library version of LinkedIn Learning can’t connect with customer’s personal LinkedIn account.
  • Homepage for TumbleMath
    TumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of online math, story and picture books that includes full narration and animation. Lesson plans and quizzes are available and specifically written to address math standards.