Monday, August 2 - Colonel By Day

28/07/2021

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

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

27/07/2021

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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Getting started with cloudLibrary - French audiobooks

Getting Started with cloudLibrary app to get eAudiobooks on your Android device

  1. Install cloudLibrary from Google Play

  2. Open the cloudLibrary app. You will first get a welcome screen. Tap anywhere to continue. Next, it will first ask you to select a Country. Make sure that Canada (CA) is selected. Tap on ‘Ontario’ and then tap on ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’ from the list of libraries.
  3. Enter your library card / PIN and tap on ‘Login’. By continuing you are agreeing to cloudLibrary’s terms of use.
  4. Start browsing the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request.
  • Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My Books’ and ‘Holds’.
  • If you already have the cloudLibrary app installed on your device, open the app and tap on the icon of a person in the top right corner. Tap on ‘Add Account’. Select the language of your choice and then tap on the screen. Select Canada, and then Ontario and then ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’ from the list.
  • To toggle between the eAudiobook and express eBook collections tap on the person icon and tap the appropriate collection nam

Getting Started with cloudLibrary for Windows With a Windows computer

  1.  Visit the cloudLibrary page at: https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/oplaudio/Featured
  2. Click on Login and enter your library card and PIN
  3.  Start browsing the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request. Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My books’ and ‘Holds’.
  4. Click on ‘Listen’. The eAudiobook will start playing in your web browser. Please note that offline listening is not available through the web app.

Getting started with cloudLibrary using iPhone/iPad

  1.  Download cloudLibrary from the app store.
  2. Open the cloudLibrary app. You will first get a welcome screen. Tap anywhere to continue. Next, it will ask you to select a Country. Make sure that Canada (CA) is selected. Tap on Ontario and then tap on ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’from the list of libraries.
  3. Enter your library card / PIN and tap on Login. By continuing you are agreeing to cloudLibrary’s terms of use.
  4.  Browse the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request. Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My books’ and ‘Holds’.
  5. If you already have the cloudLibrary app installed on your device, open the app and tap on the icon of a person in the top right corner. Tap on ‘Add Account’. Select the language of your choice and then tap on the screen. Select Canada, and then Ontario and then ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’ from the list. To toggle between the French eAudiobook and express English eBook collections tap on the person icon and tap the appropriate collection name.

Getting Started with cloudLibrary for Mac With a Mac computer

  1. Visit our page at: https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/oplaudio/Featured
  2. Click on Login and enter your library card and PIN. By continuing you are agreeing to cloudLibrary’s terms of use.
  3.  Browse the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request. Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My books’ and ‘Holds’.
  4. Click on ‘Listen’. The eAudiobook will start playing in your web browser. Please note that offline listening is not available through the web app.