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.   


Alta Vista branch: Return to regular hours and service


Alta Vista branch has returned to regular service and hours on October 22, 2021.

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. 

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Kids: Stay Active

Let's move and groove! Pick a song from Hoopla or Freegal and have a dance party or follow along and learn yoga from a video on Access Video On Demand-Just for Kids. We have also combed through the internet and put together a list of some great external websites which we recommend..

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Stay Active (Kids) | Sois actif (Enfants)by ProgramDevelopment

Here’s some of the best resources from the web to stay active. 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 être actif. Veuillez noter que ce sont des liens externes, en cliquant sur ces liens vous sortirez du site Web de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa.

  • GoNoodle

    GoNoodle videos get kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves. Over 14 million kids each month are dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling with GoNoodle.
  • Cubes énergie

    Le grand défi des cubes énergie de Pierre Lavoie aura lieu cette année à la maison. Vous trouverez plusieurs capsules de 15 minutes pour bouger à la maison sur leur site web.
  • JAMaROO Kids

    JAMaROO Kids has been specializing in developmentally appropriate dance, music, yoga and art classes for young children since 2004.
  • Faites Bouger vos Jeunes avec nos Activités | WIXX

    Une foule d'idées d'activités pour faire bouger les jeunes, des outils, un planificateur d'activités... et bien plus encore! Rejoignez la gang WIXX!
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga

    Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
  • Bouclette

    Bouclette propose des séances de yoga pour enfants sur son site web et en direct de sa page Facebook en direct lundi au vendredi à 9h30.
  • Luv2Groove Dance Education

    Luv2Groove is bringing the groove to your home with live dance class on their Facebook page.
  • SPT - Studio Party Time

    La première école de danse urbaine à Québec offre des cours en direct sur sa page Facebook.
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto

    YMCA of Greater Toronto is offering free classes for the whole family online on their Facebook page.
  • Cardio Plein Air Aylmer

    Cardio Plein Air Aylmer offre des séances d’entrainement à faire dehors seul ou en famille sur la page Facebook.