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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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Win a copy of The Fault in Our Stars


Are you a fan of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars? We are, and we’re giving away 4 French and 4 English copies of the book to 8 lucky people! To be entered in the draw, answer the following question: who is your favourite literary couple of all time?  
This contest is open to everyone. E-mail your response to with your contact information (name and phone number or email address) and the preferred OPL branch you would like to pick up your prize. The contest will run from February 14 until February 28, 2015. The winners will be contacted on March 2.  
*No purchase necessary

*The chances of winning depend on the number of entries

In the meantime, why not curl up with these romances for Valentine's Day? 

Teen Romance Reads for Valentine's Dayby Michelle_Library5

Looking to cozy up with a book for Valentine's Day? OPL has you covered! Check out these romantic reads to keep you company during this lovey holiday.


Achilles and Patroclus 5ever. But seriously, after reading the iliad and "The Song of Achilles" I don't think I'll ever find a couple more perfect than them