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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Storytime with an Animal!

Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.

Join us online for a storytime with our special guests from Penny Lane Sanctuary Farm. Ages 4 and up.

Meet our special guests:

  • July 9 - Toby and Fern the calves
  • July 16 - William the potbelly pig
  • July 23 - Jude the turkey
  • July 30 - Rose the horse
  • August 6 - Martha the pygmy goat and her babies Sargent and Pepper
  • August 13 - Picot the rooster
  • August 20 - Steve the sheep

Click on the green button below to join us.