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 Kids eRead 2020: The Cardboard Kingdom - Meet the authors!


Look who’s coming to the event on December 10th...! 

The Ottawa Public Library is thrilled to announce that Ryan North will be the moderator of The Cardboard Kingdom livestream panel event on December 10 at 10:30 am. Ryan grew up here in Ottawa.   

Ryan North is the writer of the Eisner and Harvey award-winning Adventure Time Comics and the Eisner-award winning  The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series for Marvel. 

Two of the 10 authors who collaborated with Chad Sell on The Cardboard Kingdom are Manuel Betancourt and Jay Fuller. 

  • Manuel Betancourt, author of The Prince chapter, is really looking forward to connecting with the kids of Ottawa. Click here to learn more about how he created “The Prince” character. 
  • Jay Fuller, author of The Sorceress chapter, has his own message for the kids of Ottawa here.  

Stay tuned to OPL’s website to find out if the author of your favourite character will be joining the live author panel event on December 10 at 10:30 am. 

Don’t forget to send your questions about The Cardboard Kingdom to, and attend the panel event to hear it answered live. 

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