Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31


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.

Monday, August 2 - Colonel By Day


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

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


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


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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  • Andrea Mein Memorial Fund
  • Bank of Montreal
  • British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
  • BTC Environmental Inc.
  • Business Development Bank of Canada 
  • CBC Ottawa
  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Carleton University – Faculty of Engineering and Design and Faculty of Science
  • CECCE - Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est
  • Centrepointe Theatres
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada 
  • City of Ottawa
  • City of Ottawa Museums
  • Communication jeunesse
  • Équipe de Gestion Corporative du CCIE
  • First Words / Premier mots
  • Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association
  • Frontier College
  • Gloucester Muslim Association
  • Gloucester Slam Center
  • Good Companions Seniors’ Centre
  • Great Canadian Theatre Company 
  • In-TAC Accounting and Taxation Services
  • Invest Ottawa
  • JustFood
  • Manotick Kiwanis
  • MarketMobile
  • Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities
  • Munster Community Association
  • National Arts Centre
  • Ottawa Asian Heritage Society
  • Ottawa Champions
  • Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy
  • Ottawa Community Foundation
  • Ottawa Community Loan Fund 
  • Ottawa Fire Services
  • Ontario Genealogical Society (Ottawa branch)
  • Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport
  • Ottawa Art Gallery
  • Ottawa International Writers Festival
  • Ottawa PC Users Group
  • Ottawa Public Health 
  • Prosper Canada
  • Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale
  • Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité
  • Rockcliffe Park Residents Association
  • Royal Canadian Legion - Bells Corners Branch 593  
  • SAW Video
  • Service Ontario Employment Centres
  • SmartLibrary / BiblioGéniale
  • Southern Ontario Library Service
  • TD Canada Trust
  • TVOntario
  • United Way / Centraide Ottawa
  • University of Ottawa Library
  • University of Ottawa – Faculty of Engineering
  • The War Amps
  • West Carleton Arts Society
  • World Skills
  • WPBS-TV (Watertown)
  • Young Authors and Illustrators Conference
  • Youth Active Media
  • Youth Services Bureau