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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    Join Little Lotus Kids Yoga for a fun class that introduces the concepts of yoga through movement, play, songs, play and activities. You will explore...

    Tuesday Aug 3, 2021 at 10:00am / until Aug 17, 2021

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    Wednesday Aug 4, 2021 at 10:00am / until Aug 18, 2021

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    Friday Aug 13, 2021 at 10:00am

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    Friday Aug 20, 2021 at 10:00am / until Aug 27, 2021

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    Friday Sep 10, 2021 at 10:00am / until Sep 17, 2021

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    At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to discuss death.  Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people...

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    Friday Sep 17, 2021 at 12:30pm

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    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 01, 2021

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    At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to discuss death.  Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people...

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    Friday Nov 12, 2021 at 12:30pm