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. 

You are here

Booker Prize Shortlist

Sep 18, 2020

The Booker Prize shortlist this year features an array of first time authors—four out of the six titles are debuts. In a shocking twist, Hilary Mantel, who many thought would win her third Booker for the final book in her Cromwell trilogy, has been eliminated as have Anne Tyler and Colum McCann. The final six titles, narrowed down from a field of 162, represent a wide range of subjects—historical, contemporary and speculative including climate change, dementia and grad school life. Settings range from 1930s Ethiopia to 1980s Scotland and the last outpost of North American wilderness in the not-too-distant future. This is a history-making list in several ways--the most diverse in Booker history with four writers of colour and four women featured. You can find each of these excellent titles at OPL on the list below (you'll have to wait until 2021 to read Burnt Sugar, when it will be published in Canada). Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner on November 17th!

Booker Prize 2020 Shortlistby allison_library