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: Watch a Movie

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Get the popcorn, it's show time! Enjoy familiar favourites like Franklin the Turtle or learn from some of the fun interactive educational videos. You can also check out some great external websites which are librarian approved.

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Homepage for Just for Kids
Over 8,092 fun and informative video and audio titles featuring Berenstain Bears, Franklin the Turtle, Wild Kratts and many more. Subject areas include arts, music, animals, sports, hobbies, math, science and reading. More than 430 educational interactives are also available.
Homepage for TumbleBook Library
Collection of online books created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books from major children's book publishers and designed to develop a love of reading in children. The books can be read by parents to their children or read by a child. Games, quizzes and other activities are included to help develop reading skills. TumbleBookLibrary can be used in English, French and Spanish.

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Watch a movie (kids) | Regarde un film (Enfants)by ProgramDevelopment

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

  • Lumni - En sortant de l'école

    En sortant de l'école est une collection de 13 courts métrages d'animation de 3 minutes qui se propose d'associer poétiquement, dans la liberté artistique la plus exigeante, 13 poèmes de Paul Eluard à l'univers graphique de jeunes réalisateurs tout juste sortis des écoles d'animation françaises.
  • Best Family Friendly Short Films | Short of the Week

    Founded in 2007 by Andrew Allen and Jason Sondhi, Short of the Week has become the preeminent voice in online film curation built on scouring the web to discover and promote the new wave of emerging filmmakers creating innovative stories for online audiences. Watch the best Family Friendly films on Short of the Week—review and discuss the new generation of innovative stories that are shaping the world.
  • Films pour enfants

    Un portail donnant accès gratuitement à une grande variété de films et courts métrages et offrant plusieurs ressources éducatives. Les films sont classés par âge. On retrouve aussi des programmes thématiques
  • Popcornflix - Family

    Popcornflix has full-length movies that will make you laugh, make you cry, scare the heck out of you, or inspire you to hug the person you love.
  • National Film Board

    NFB’s collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more.
  • Office national du film

    Les films qui composent la collection de l'ONF – animations, documentaires, films expérimentaux, fictions et œuvres interactives – prennent position sur des enjeux mondiaux importants pour les Canadiens et les Canadiennes : l'environnement, les droits de la personne, les conflits internationaux, les arts, et plus encore.