Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021

15/10/2021

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

18/10/2021

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

12/10/2021

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

18/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22

21/10/2021

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

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Kids: Listen to Music

child listening to music on headphones

Pretend you’re the conductor of a grand orchestra while listening to the great masters on Nexus or have dance party with one of your favourite albums on Hoopla! You can also check out some great external websites which are librarian approved.

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Homepage for Hoopla
This digital media service provides customers access to motion picture films, television shows and complete music albums. There are more than 230,000 titles in this collection, which includes current and past hits, as well as classics. There is a variety of genres to choose from, with something for all ages.
OPL has extended your Hoopla play credit from 4 to 6 per month. It is a special gift for you to celebrate October Library month. Let's be connected, inspired and entertained together every day!
You can stream or temporarily download up to 6 titles per month per card from now on.
Homepage for Naxos Music Library
Offers streaming access to over 1 million tracks of classical music. Can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime with your library card. Also features an app that can be used on iPhones, iPads and Android devices.
This product is limited to 20 simultaneous users. If you have trouble logging on you may wish to try again later.
Mobile App activation code is : OttawaPLpd9VOT
1. Download App 2. Select "Connect with your institution. 3. Type in the above activation code
4. Click "SUBMIT" 5. Create account. 6. Check your email to activate Naxos Music Library personal playlist account.
Naxos Music Library has been upgraded from Standard Sound Quality (128kbps) to Premium Sound Quality (320 kbps) The default setting is Premium Sound Quality, but you can unselect the premium and convert to standard.
Homepage for Naxos Music Library Jazz
This includes a mix of jazz legends and contemporary jazz and can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. You can also listen to this resource through the Naxos Music Library app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Please note...
This product is limited to 20 simultaneous users. If you have trouble logging on you may wish to try again later.
Mobile App activation code is: OttawaPLjazPD08EYD
1. Download App. 2. Select "Connect with your institution. 3. Type in the above activation code.
4. Click "SUBMIT" 5. Create account. 6. Check your email to activate Naxos Music Library Jazz personal playlist account..
Naxos Music Library Jazz has been upgraded from Standard Sound Quality (128kbps) to Premium Sound Quality (320 kbps) The default setting is Premium Sound Quality, but you can unselect the premium and convert to standard.
Homepage for Naxos Music Library World
Naxos Music Library World offers a wide range of music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary world music. Recordings of over 32,000 artists are represented, over 1.500 cultural groups represented, and music from over 150 countries. Enjoy the complete...
This product is limited to 5 simultaneous users. If you have trouble logging on you may wish to try again later.
Mobile App activation code is: OttawaPLnmlwPD4NXC
1. Download App 2. Select "Connect with your institution. 3. Type in the above activation code.
4. Click "SUBMIT" 5. Create account. 6. Check your email to activate Naxos Music Library World personal playlist account.
Naxos Music Library World has been upgraded from Standard Sound Quality (128kbps) to Premium Sound Quality (320 kbps) The default setting is Premium Sound Quality, but you can unselect the premium and convert to standard.

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Listen to music (Kids) | Écoute de la musique (Enfants)by ProgramDevelopment

Here’s some of the best resources from the web for music listening. 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 écouter de la musique. Veuillez noter que ce sont des liens externes, en cliquant sur ces liens vous sortirez du site Web de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa.

  • 1,2,3, on chante!

    1,2,3, on chante! est une ressource amusante créée par la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa. La chaîne diffuse les comptines, berceuses, rimes, et jeux de doigts préférés de notre équipe.
  • Tickles and Tunes - Songs, Games, and Fingerplays - YouTube

    Tickles and Tunes is a comfortable gathering space for families and educators, to encourage little ones' development by singing and celebrating along the way.
  • Les Patapons - YouTube

    Les Patapons proposent des comptines et des chansons en HD pour les petits et les grands.
  • Ella Jenkins - YouTube

    Ella Jenkins is an American folk singer and actress. Dubbed "The First Lady of the Children's Folk Song" by the Wisconsin State Journal, she has been a leading performer of children's music for over fifty years.
  • Children's Music Channel - YouTube

    Children's music playlists and safe family friendly videos, including Raffi and Fred Penner.
  • Splash'N Boots - YouTube

    Splash’N Boots music creates family dance parties; it is a soundtrack to bedtimes, mealtime and all moments in between.
  • TheLearningStation - Kids Songs and Nursery Rhymes - YouTube

    Most popular Learning Station songs filled with active participation, nursery rhymes, dance songs, action songs, and our very popular move and freeze dance songs for children.
  • Jack Hartmann Kids Music Channel - YouTube

    Jack has made over 45 albums for children with over 1,000 super fun and movement songs for children.
  • Disney FR - YouTube

    Laissez-vous emporter par la magie... Bienvenue sur la chaîne YouTube officielle de Disney! Des Aristochats au Roi Lion : toutes les chansons des Grands Classiques Disney sont là!
  • Mini ABC - YouTube

    Josée, Lexie et Christopher invitent les enfants dans un monde où ils peuvent donner libre cours à leur imagination à travers des chansons, des histoires, des jeux et des applications mobiles.