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OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.

Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details:

HOURS AND LOCATIONS: for current branch hours.

BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops schedule.

MANDATORY: Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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OPL Employee Winner of Archibald Lampman Award


Congratulations to OPL’s own Paul Tyler, winner of the 2011 Archibald Lampman Award for his beautiful book of poetry, A Short History of Forgetting, published by Gaspereau Press. We are proud of Paul for winning this award that is presented annually to an outstanding collection of English-language poetry by an author living in the National Capital Region.

 As I mentioned in a previous post, one of my favourite poems in this collection is “Hungry”. Check out a copy (don't worry, we're ordering more) and discover your favourites!