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OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.

Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details:

HOURS AND LOCATIONS: for current branch hours.

BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops schedule.

MANDATORY: Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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Teen Book of the Week!


 For Darkness Shows the StarsThis one’s a twist on Jane Austen’s Persuasion, but you don’t need to know the Austen tale to appreciate the book. A story of long lost love, the reader will be on the edge of their seat waiting for the couple to rekindle the flame.  The romance between the two main characters starts at a young age and is shared through letters that are placed throughout the chapters.  Elliot is a strong heroine and as a member of the high society, the Luddites, she manages to do good for others while being a romantic lead character.  If both romance and post apocalyptic novels appeal to you, this title is not one to be missed!