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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Statutory holiday hours

Ottawa Public Library will be closed on these days in 2021:

Friday, January 1 - New Year's Day

Monday, February 15 - Family Day

Friday, April 2 - Good Friday

Sunday, April 4 - Easter Sunday

Monday, April 5 - Easter Monday

Monday, May 24 - Victoria Day

Thursday, July 1 - Canada Day

Monday, August 2 - Colonel By Day

Monday, September 6 - Labour Day

Thursday, September 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Monday, October 11 - Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 11 - Remembrance Day

Saturday, December 25 - Christmas Day

Sunday, December 26 - Boxing Day