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: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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CBC's All in a Day Book Panel

CBC All in a Day - Book Panel Reviews by OPL

Mar 08, 2016

This past Monday, OPL's Ann Archer met with Sean Wilson of the Ottawa International Writers Festival to talk books with guest host Alistair Steele on CBC's All in a Day. Ann's picks are the first two below, and Sean's follow. Enjoy! 

If you missed them on the radio you can still listen to the podcast online at the following link: CBC All in a Day Book Panel  

On Friday, there will be a free Canada Reads public event hosted by All in a Day host Alan Neal with author Saleema Nawaz, live music, and more! For more information, and to reserve your tickets, please click on the following link.

Image: The Point of Vanishing

The Point of Vanishing

A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude
By Axelrod, Howard
Image: The Piano Maker

The Piano Maker

A Novel
By Palka, Kurt
Image: The End of Protest

The End of Protest

A New Playbook for Revolution
By White, Micah
Image: The Stone Collection

The Stone Collection

By Akiwenzie-Damm, Kateri