Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

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

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service

13/09/2021

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

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

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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Program and event request form

What is a program?

A library program is an event hosted by OPL, usually in more than one branch or location, on a particular topic. Programs are intended to inform, educate, and entertain library customers, and to promote further library use. OPL provides programming for all ages (children, teens and adults and older adults), as well as in the key subject areas of Business and Career Services, Digital Literacy, Local History and Genealogy, and Newcomer Services. The Program Development team at OPL works closely with OPL Branches, City departments, community agencies and other partners to build collaborative relationships to ensure that programming and services meet the needs of the people of Ottawa.

Submit a program proposal form

What is a special event?

A special event is a one-time or annual occasion happening within your neighbourhood; examples would include a summer outdoor fair, a sporting event, or a parade. OPL attends events year-round in order to provide access to OPL services and resources to residents who may face barriers to accessing these services, to promote our services and collections to residents, gather input from residents about service needs and to connect and have fun. This is in keeping with OPL’s strategic direction: “services that are customer-centric.” Our participation may include an information table, special program, and/or a visit by one of our bookmobiles.

Submit a special event request form