UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Mar. 8


Starting Monday, March 8:

  • 28 of our 31 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Entertain yourself with the best online content - week of August 24


As we’re all practicing physical distancing, Ottawa Public Library has been posting daily ideas of online content to help you make the most of your time at home.  


Here's a list of our top 5 live events this week! 


  1. Attend the live panel Reading is Fundamental with a group of amazing local LGBT authors on Friday August 28 at 2 PM.  

  1. On August 27 at 5 PM, attend the Tartan Turban Secret Reading series, with guest authors Ashley Hynd, Manahil Bandukwala, Dominik Parisien, Ellen Chang-Richardson and Kristen Smith.  

  1. Attend a star-studded panel discussion with Kelly Jensen, editor of the new YA anthology Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy, along with contributors Alicia Lutes, Yao Xiao, and Eric Smith, moderated by Amma Marfo! 

  1. Attend the live virtual Pride parade on Sunday August 30 at 2 PM!  

  1. On Monday August 24 at 7 PM, join authors Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Celeste Ng, Christopher Castellani, Jennifer De Leon, Adam Stumacher, Whitney Scharer, Calvin Hennick, Grace Talusan, Chip Cheek, Becky Tuch, and Sonya Larson as they discuss what they've learned from their writing group, the Chunky Monkeys, over the last 7+ years.  

Have you seen any other events or programs? Tell us in the comments!