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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Inspired Reads, Conversation and Connectivity: Online Celebrity Book Clubs

Apr 08, 2020

Do you find that you have a little more time on your hands due to self-isolation? Are you missing your book club conversations, and that exciting feeling of sharing your thoughts on a really great read?  Why not try joining an online celebrity book club, and find inspired reads, conversation and connectivity!  This blog will spotlight the book clubs of Reese Witherspoon, Oprah and Emma Roberts. 


Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is an online bookclub that highlights women’s stories.  You can join in the conversation on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) @ReesesBookClub and #ReadWithReese.  Her current pick is The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward. Previous book club selections include titles such as Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid and Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. 


Oprah’s book club has been around for more than two decades spanning 80 plus titles. Her current pick is Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout. Past choices include An American Marriage by Tayari Jones and Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. 


Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss created Belletrist which aims to  “discover, read, + celebrate a new book every month.”  The current selection is These Ghosts are Family by Maisy Card. Previous selections include The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin and The Farm by Joanne Ramos. 


Please note these book clubs are only available in English. 


Do you have a favourite celebrity book club? 


Blog post contributed by Charmaine from the Hazeldean Branch. 



Inspired Reads, Conversation and Connectivity: Online Celebrity Bookclub Picksby charmaine_library

Book club picks from Oprah, Emma Watson, Emma Roberts and Reese Witherspoon. #celebrity book clubs #fiction #non-fiction #ebooks #audiobooks #ReadWithReese