Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021


Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   


Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers


Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Kids: Attend a Virtual Show

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Fa la la la la la la! Do you you like dancing, singing and acting? Watch a ballet, opera, concert, theatre and more on Naxos Video Library. We have also combed through the internet and put together a list of some great external websites which we recommend.

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Attend a Virtual Show (Kids) | Assiste à un spectacle virtuel (Enfants)by ProgramDevelopment

Here’s some of the best resources from the web for virtual shows. Please note that these are external links which will take you away from the Ottawa Public Library website. // Voici quelques-unes des meilleures ressources du Web pour faire un spectacle virtuel. Veuillez noter que ce sont des liens externes, en cliquant sur ces liens vous sortirez du site Web de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa.

  • Heure du conte avec Ari Cui Cui

    Tous les jours à 9h40 la chanteuse pour enfants Ari Cui Cui lit une histoire en direct sur sa page Facebook. Elle propose aussi des activités éducatives.
  • Center for Puppetry Arts

    The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure — a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. They are expanding they Digital Learning platform to include live streaming, and it’s all for free. Now you can enjoy curriculum-based workshops and Digital Learning interactive puppet shows from the safety and comfort of home.
  • Le direct des auteurs jeunesse

    Les auteurs jeunesse québécois se mobilisent pour vous offrir une semaine de rencontres via des directs Facebook. C'est confortablement assis dans votre salon que vous aurez la chance de discuter avec vos auteurs préférés!
  • Stay at Home Storytime With Oliver Jeffers

    Oliver Jeffers will be reading one of his books every weekday and talking about some of the things that went into making it. Live on his Instagram every day at 2 pm.