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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups


    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 


    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

OPL Teen Author Fest welcomes 12 Canadian authors!


As part of OPL’s yearlong celebration of storytelling and in line with the theme for October: Storytelling through Novels and Short Stories, OPL is delighted to welcome 12 Canadian authors to this year’s Teen Author Fest, happening Saturday October 21 at the Main branch (120 Metcalfe St.), from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.

No matter your literary taste, Teen Author Fest is an opportunity for book lovers of all ages to participate in discussions with great authors of the Young Adult (YA) genre and to connect with other YA fans and readers.


Teen Author Fest 2017 is proud to welcome:

S.K. AliSaints and Misfits
Erin Bow: The Scorpion Rules 
Rose-Line Brasset: Juliette à Québec
Don Calame: Dan vs. Nature
Kristen Ciccarelli: The Last Namsara
Alan CumynHot Pterodactyl Boyfriend
Shalta Dicaire Fardin & Sarah Sahagian: Good Girls
Marie Potvin: Les Filles Modèles series
Kai Cheng Thom: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars
Yves Trottier: Les Tigres bleus series
Pierre-Yves Villeneuve: Gamer series


For the most enthusiastic followers of OPL’S Teen Services programs and events, some of the authors’ names will be familiar. Erin Bow, Rose-Line Brasset,Don Calame, Alan Cumyn, Shalta Dicaire Fardin & Sarah Sahagian, and Pierre-Yves Villeneuve all had their novel take part in OPL’s summer program: Battle of The Books/Combat des livres. Pierre-Yves Villenneuve’s Gamer series was the winner of the French stream in this past summer’s exciting battle.

Do not miss this exciting, free, bilingual event for author talks, panels, writing workshops, prizes, and more.

Thanks to our partners Perfect Books and Le Coin du livre will be on hand to sell the featured authors’ books at this year’s better-than-ever Teen Author Fest!


Registration is not required. This event is free and open to all ages. For more details please visit the Teen Author Fest page on our website.