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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Digital collection support

Getting started with digital media

New to the world of OPL's digital collection? Here are some guides.

Magazines

Ebooks and audiobooks

Device guides

You can download and read our collection of eBooks and audiobooks on your computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet, or eReader. These device guides can help you.

Android smartphone or tablet (includes Kindle Fire tablets, NOOK tablets, and Kobo tablets)

iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

eInk eReaders (such as the older Kobos, Kobo Glo or Aura HD)

Mac computer

Windows computer

Need additional help?

OverDrive help

Cantook Station

RBDigital support

Additional assistance