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.

Colonel By Day: August 2


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


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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Rural Roadtrip Concert Series: An Afternoon at the Opera

Rural Roadtrip Concert Series Série de concerts virée champêtre An Afternoon at the Opera

In An Afternoon at the Opera, singers accompanied by a pianist will delight audiences with their beautiful, professionally trained voices and animated performances rendering each song a mini-theatrical experience. Find comfort in nostalgia listening to favourite songs from the past.

OPL staff from our rural branches will be your hosts for this series, connecting you with each artist for a Q&A session after the concert. We hope that customers from our rural branches will both enjoy the performances and see a familiar face from their local library branch!

Find out more about the Rural Roadtrip concert series.


You can also find this concert on the OPL Facebook page (no Facebook account needed):