Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches


There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Awesome Authors: Winners Announcement Ages 13-18



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