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.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch 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.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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CBC's All in a Day Book Panel

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Jan 05, 2021

The first All in a Day Book Panel of the year features OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the Ottawa Writers' Festival discussing the passing of a beloved Ottawa poet, the books they found under the Christmas tree, Canada's first national, bilingual eBook club and more! If you missed them on the radio you can catch up on the All in a Day page at the following link:  

As always, you can find the books they mentioned on the list below! 

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Book recommendations from OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, presented monthly on CBC's All in a Day with Alan Neal.