Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service


The kiosk machine dispensing adult books at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.


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Friday, June 18, 2021

OTTAWA - The final Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club event with What I Remember, What I Know - the Life of a High Arctic Exile

Friday, June 18, 2021

OTTAWA – Come make the best of your summer at the Summerland Reading Club!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Ottawa Public Library recognizes the importance of celebrations and ceremonies that usually take place during the month of June to mark National Indigenous History Month.  

Thursday, June 10, 2021

OTTAWA — Starting Monday, June 14, 2021, most of Ottawa Public Library’s 31 open branches will offer contactless services inside branches, including the use of public computers, as part of Step 1 of the Province’s three-step reopening plan.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

OTTAWA – The Orléans branch of Ottawa Public Library (1705 Orléans Blvd.) will be closed from Monday, June 14 until Saturday, June 19 inclusively, while maintenance and improvements are being completed.  

  • There will be no returns or holds pickup during this time  

Thursday, June 3, 2021
OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Library will be resuming Sunday hours, with curbside service, at six branches in June.    Beaverbrook, Cumberland, Greenboro, Main, Nepean Centrepointe, and Ruth E Dickinson branches will be open Sundays June 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 1 pm to 5 pm.    OPL’s InfoService will also
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

OTTAWA — Despite the ongoing pandemic, hundreds of Ottawa youth ages 9 to 18 answered the call to participate in the 2020–2021 Awesome Authors writing contest.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Ottawa –  Ottawa Public Library has put in place safe access to printing, WiFi and computers, during the current provincial stay-at-home order, to help address the disparity in access to technology in our community.