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: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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Awesome Authors: Winners Announcement Ages 9-12

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May 12, 2020


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.


The members of the jury, composed of Catherine Austen, Amélinda Bérubé, Éric Péladeau, Karine Perron and Apollo the Child, wanted to show their appreciation in person and have filmed themselve announcing the winners in each category.


Before announcing the winners, we invite you to listen to a short message from the Board of Trustees and from the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA), which we thank for their generous support. In the Fall, FOPLA will pusblished pot-pourri an anthology of all the winning submissions. If you are a winner and want to see you work published; you will have to complete the Publishing Agreement. Winners will also receive an email or a phone call, in the following weeks, to give you more details about the cash prizes.


Thank you all for participating in such large numbers. And a huge thank you to our judges for their time and dedication. To discover the winners in the other Ages 9-12 categories: nouvelle, poésie, bande dessinée, watch this video: Awesome Authors: Winners Announcement Ages 9-12.


Awesome Authors 2020 / 9-12 categories