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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e-Books and e-Audio for Kids and Teens

Picture of an eBook on a table with a mug.

Mar 30, 2020


Looking for some more Homework Help resources?  Or some fun reads?  The Ottawa Public Library has lots of e-Books and e-Audio to fit the bill, on both our Kids and Teen OverDrive sites.  Check out the following:

Homework Help: History, Geography, and Mythology and Math, Science, Animals and Nature are curated lists of e-Books to help support major topics in the school curriculum in both fun and informative ways.

Early Readers contains fiction and nonfiction e-Books for children learning how to read.  These include levels Pre-Reader, Level 1, and Level 2, covering mysteries, funny stories, and the world around us.

QuaranTeen Reads contains lists of exciting e-Books and e-Audio novels for teens to enjoy.  Or try our latest Big Read – Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCreary.


Blog post contributed by Laura from the Content Services Department.  


More Children's Fiction

Hi Everyone, All this e-content for kids and teens is wonderful. I made a list of some of my favourite children's fiction available for download too. Happy reading everyone!