Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021


Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   


Extended curbside service at Alta Vista branch October 16 from 10 am to 5 pm


The Alta Vista branch will extend curbside services at the rear door and parking lot on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm .The branch will resume regular service on Monday, October 18 at 10 am.  .  

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers


Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Notice: Carlingwood Branch


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Closure: Centennial Branch


Centennial Branch will be open from  2 pm  to 5 pm only Saturday October 16,  due to a planned Hydro Ottawa Power outage.


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Suspenseful Thrillers to Get You Through the Long Days

Apr 17, 2020

Do you like the mysterious life of artists? Do you wonder how to make it in the art world?


Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland is a wonderfully intelligent thriller details the life of a struggling young artist as she navigates making paintings, romance and the strange world of contemporary art.


This story starts out with a young woman researching the life and death of her role model as she discovers how to have a place in the world of avant garde art. It is easy to identify with the main character since she is trying to discover her inspiration not only as an artist but as a young lady starting her art career. It's a fascinating story, made even more so by the twist in the tale towards the end. This modern contemporary romantic thriller is an exciting read that will keep you engaged until the end.


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