Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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Ottawa International Writers Festival Virtual Fall Season - Week 16

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Week 16, November 30 – December 4. Please see for more details.

Live Author Visits:

Ellen Chang-Richardson hosts a discussion and workshop with Lindsay Wong, discussing her first YA novel, My Summer of Love and Misfortune , and much more.  This event will also be available in French translation. L’événement sera diffusé en direct sur YouTube. (En anglais avec un service d’interprétation simultanée en français.)

Lisa Ray’s moving and frank memoir, Close to the Bone, is a tale that will make you question your own beliefs about celebrity, glamour and privilege. She talks with famed Indo-Canadian film director and screenwriter, Deepa Mehta.



This Republic of Childhood episode of the podcast examines the importance of early childhood education in preventing stigma and trauma in young people with Kim Hellemans, Chair Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University and Jane Bertrand, Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation.

Improvisation offers us insights into communication that just might open new doors to discovery and enchantment that could enrich our lives and lead to a deeper and fuller appreciation of what it means to connect with people and our environment. Join the discussion with Stephen Nachmanovitch, hosted by Neil Wilson.