Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021


Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   


Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers


Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Tech Café: Energy Efficiency in Your Home

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What is a net-zero home?  How to you retrofit your home to reach that goal?

Learn about the pathway to net-zero in your home. We will discuss:

  • What is a net-zero home?
  • Home energy retrofits broken down into steps
  • What can you do now: Cheaper and easy steps
  • What you can do 5 years from now: More expensive renovations to plan for
  • Grants, loans, rebate options
  • Heat pumps for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Offered by the Ottawa Public Library and the City of Ottawa, in partnership with Envirocentre.