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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Online Resources

Use our free online resources for consumer research, online classes, language learning newspaper reading and more.

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 for Toutapprendre
    Free and unlimited online courses in French. Learn languages, sewing, singing, coding for kids, and more!