Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service


The kiosk machine dispensing adult books at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

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Author Conversation: Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien is a shining star in affecting and empathetic storytelling. Her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing has won numerous awards including the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and Governor General's Award for English-language fiction. Her writing on art, politics, and experiences of diasporic Asian communities has been featured in the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and more. Don't miss this conversation with this superb voice in CanLit.

This event is free to all and no registration required. Don't miss it!

Hosted by Canadian Women's Foundation

Please note that this is an external link which will take you away from the Ottawa Public Library website. While this event is not affiliated with the library, we hope you will enjoy it and other virtual events that we share during social isolation.