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.

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service


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

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Imagine Space and Labs

The Ottawa Public Library is a place for exploration and discovery where we provide tools and resources – high-tech and low tech – to enable creation and inspire learning at any age or stage of life. OPL spaces, tools, collections, and programs, are designed to spark curiosity and build connections that bring our community to life. Feed your imagination.

Computer workstation with various scanners and computer monitors

The Digitization Lab at the Beaverbrook Branch features three stations that that allow visitors to create digital copies of historical photos and documents. 

3D printing, modelling Laser cutting equipment on a series of tables

The following cutting edge equipment is available in the Imagine Space: 3D printing and modelling; Laser cutting;  Photo, video and audio editing; Green screen and video gear; Hand tools and electronics; and a Wall-to-wall whiteboard

Computer workstation with midi keyboard

The music editing stations allow library users to produce, record, and edit audio files.