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.   


Extended curbside service at Alta Vista branch October 16 from 10 am to 5 pm


The Alta Vista branch will extend curbside services at the rear door and parking lot on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm .The branch will resume regular service on Monday, October 18 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.

Notice: Carlingwood Branch


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Closure: Centennial Branch


Centennial Branch will be open from  2 pm  to 5 pm only Saturday October 16,  due to a planned Hydro Ottawa Power outage.


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Canada Reads 2021

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Jan 14, 2021

In the dismal middle of January, in our second pandemic year, we could probably all use One Book to Transport Us. This is the theme for the 2021 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads, the popular nationwide Battle of the Books: books to transport you across Canada, around the world and to worlds beyond. The final debates will air from March 8-11, so we have lots of time to get to know the contenders and, as always, the OPL’s got you covered with all the titles in multiple formats. You can find out more about the program, the books and the authors on the CBC Canada Reads website Let us know if you already have a favourite, or if there’s one you’re particularly interested in reading!

Canada Reads 2021 Contendersby Collection_Development

CBC's Canada Reads contenders, to be debated March 8-11 on CBC television, radio and online.