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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Giller 2021 Short List!

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Oct 06, 2021

The Giller 2021  shortlist was announced on October 5 and includes Miriam Toews' new title Fight Night, the third novel she has had nominated for the Giller.  The others were A Complicated Kindness in 2004, andAll My Puny Sorrows in 2014.  

The $100,000 award is an annual fall book event in Canada, celebrating the best in Canadian literature.

The rest of the Giller 2021 nominees are Omar El Akkad for his second novel What Strange Paradise; Angélique Lalonde for Glorious Frazzled Beings; Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia for The Son of the House, and JordanTannahill for The Listener.

The winner will be announced  in a televised ceremony on November 8, 2021.

Who do you think the winner should be?  Get reading!

Giller Prize Short List 2021by Collection_Development

Here's a range of 2021 Canadian fiction in the running for our biggest prize of the season.