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.

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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eBooks and eAudioBooks by Indigenous Authors and Illustrators

May 07, 2020

The Ottawa Public Library has a rich collection of wonderful eBooks and eAudioBooks by Indigenous authors and illustrators.

Did you know that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls on Canadians to learn about the history and culture of Indigenous people including the residential school experience? Reading books by Indigenous authors and illustrators is a step towards this goal.  You will find stories for all ages in our collection.

Are your eyes tired from spending too much time in front of a screen? No worries.  Listen to an eAudioBook written by an Indigenous author or take this opportunity to listen to one together with your family. It is an ideal way to start a conversation.

Here are some lists from the splendid and increasing body of work by Indigenous authors and illustrators:

OPL – Indigenous ebooks – for adultsby indigenous_library

OPL – Indigenous eAudiobooks – for adultsby indigenous_library

BPO – livres numériques et audionumériques autochtones – pour adultesby autochtones_bibliotheque

OPL – Indigenous eBooks and eAudiobooks – for teensby indigenous_library

OPL – Indigenous ebooks – for childrenby indigenous_library

OPL – Indigenous ebooks – for childrenby indigenous_library