Notice: St-Laurent Branch


The St-Laurent branch is closed due to a power outage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches


There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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eBooks and eAudioBooks by Indigenous Authors and Illustrators


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