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 us in Summerland for cool experiments, science, and art projects you can do from home. Gather up your supplies and tune in! This series...

    Thursday Aug 5, 2021 at 9:30am / until Aug 19, 2021

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    A virtual introduction to medieval martial arts with Craig Shackleton, head instructor at Ottawa Swordplay. Get moving with stretches, footwork, and games, and learn techniques...

    Thursday Aug 12, 2021 at 10:00am / until Aug 19, 2021

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Guided by author Timm Holmes, you will share ideas, vote for your favourites, add detail to those ideas with your own art, and in the...

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  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Do you like to draw? If so, this workshop is for you! You will learn drawing techniques while having fun with artist and teacher Liz...

    Thursday Jul 29, 2021 at 1:30pm

  • Teen Staycation
    Not sure what to read next? Then join our weekly Teen Book Club to share and talk about the books you’ve been reading and get...

    Thursday Jul 29, 2021 at 2:00pm

  • Teen Staycation
    Hé, devine quoi? Nos cerveaux sont INCROYABLES et possèdent pleins de super-pouvoirs secrets. Le gribouillage est l’une des meilleures façons d’explorer cet aspect secret de...

    Thursday Jul 29, 2021 at 4:00pm

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Join us online for a storytime with our special guests from Penny Lane Sanctuary Farm. Ages 4 and up. Meet our special guests: July 9...

    Friday Jul 30, 2021 at 10:00am / until Aug 20, 2021

  • Have you heard of art journaling? Perhaps you've tried scrapbooking? Art journaling is a bit like scrapbooking, but maybe the biggest difference is in your...

    Friday Jul 30, 2021 at 10:00am

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Pull up a log and come listen to a camping story while learning a few trick along the way with Parks Canada. Ages 4-8. Registrants...

    Friday Jul 30, 2021 at 11:00am

  • Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.
    Test your reflex with your own micro:bit game! Join uOttawa Maker Mobile for a fun interactive workshop. You will learn basic coding concepts and will...

    Friday Jul 30, 2021 at 1:30pm