Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

29/07/2021

We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Colonel By Day: August 2

29/07/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on our website. 

Temporary closure: Alta Vista

23/07/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches

29/07/2021

Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Take a Virtual Trip

Take a trip from the comfort of your couch! Learn to speak pirate (and many other languages) on Mango, discover world food and recipes with A to Z World Food or watch travel documentaries on Kanopy and Video Access on Demand. We have also combed through the internet and put together a list of some great external websites which we recommend.

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Take a virtual trip | Fais un voyage virtuelby ProgramDevelopment

Here’s some of the best resources from the web for virtual travel. 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 voyage 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.