Given the uncertainty of the pandemic and current staffing pressures, the Ottawa Public Library will be adjusting its hours of operation and modifying services at branches across Ottawa as of Monday, January 10, 2022.
These changes will provide customers with consistency in opening hours by avoiding the need for sudden closures to respond to fluctuating staffing levels. If you are thinking of visiting the Stittsville branch, your vaccine proof will be needed and a mask must be worn.
There are many online activities to participate in. To register or participate, visit the Ottawa Public Library website.
Below are the adjusted hours of operation and current branch services.
Adjusted Hours of Operation:
Weekday hours of operation for most branches and Infoservice will be –
- Monday: 10 am – 6 pm
- Tuesday: 1 pm – 8 pm
- Wednesday: 10 am – 6 pm
- Thursday: 1 pm – 8 pm
- Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm
- Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 pm
- Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Customers will still be able to –
- Browse and borrow collections
- Pick up holds
- Return materials 24/7 via book drops
- Use public computers for one (1) hour
- Get assistance from staff
- Register for a new library card or renew memberships
- Pay fees
- Printing and lamination services
The following services will be suspended:
- Seating, study carrels and lounge areas
- In-branch use of newspaper and magazines
- Creation spaces
Customers may also notice a delay in services and receiving requested (hold) items.
Customers with pre-booked public computer sessions will receive an email from OPL advising of the cancellation or modification of their booking to align with the new service hours.
Do you have questions about Library programs or online resources? Send an email to Stittsville’s local branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact by telephone at 613-580-2940.