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.  

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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Awesome Authors: Winners Announcement Ages 13-18

May 26, 2021


After long hours of work, the members of the jury of the Awesome Authors youth writing contest selected the winners. It was not an easy task, there is a lot of young talent in Ottawa.

We invite you to listen to our Winner Announcement video to find out who the winners are. The members of the jury, composed of Catherine Austen, Amelinda Bérubé, Éric Péladeau, Karine Perron, and Apollo the Child, wanted to show their appreciation in person and have filmed themselves announcing the winners in each category. The video opens with short messages from the Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA), which we thank for their generous support. Did you know? Each year, FOPLA publishes an anthology of all the winning submissions titled pot-pourri.

Winners will receive an email or a phone call, in the following weeks, to give you more details about the prizes. To discover the winners of the age category 9-12, click here.

Thank you all for participating in such large numbers. And a huge thank you to our judges for their time and dedication.


Awesome Authors: Winner Announcement | 13-18 | Super auteur.e.s : dévoilement des gagnants