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 would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account.

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From Sea to Sea to Sea - Celebrating Indigenous Children's Books 


From Sea to Sea to Sea- Indigenous Children's books collection was compiled by IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People).  

From board books and picture books for younger kids to non-fiction and graphic novels for older readers, this collection is a selection of the best books by Indigenous authors, many illustrated by Indigenous artists, published in Canada up to December 2017. "These titles reflect the diverse First Nations, Metis, and Inuit cultures, languages, perspectives, and experiences from sea to sea to sea. All titles reflect authentic First Nations, Metis, and Inuit voices and offer insight into their distinct histories and current realities of these communities"

The Ottawa Public Library is a portal for discovery and learning and an important contributor to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada. The Library fosters the development of a rich and varied collection with Indigenous content for all age groups and backgrounds to bridge understanding between Non-indigenous and Indigenous peoples in Ottawa. 

We are proud to announce that Ottawa Public Library has most of the titles from "From Sea to Sea to Sea" collection either available to borrow or on order,  except for a few titles that are currently out of print.  

Here is the list of the books available at OPL from the "From Sea to Sea to Sea" collection: 

From Sea to Sea to Sea - Celebrating Indigenous Children's Books 


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