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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The Cardboard Kingdom - Author Panel


Join some of the authors of the Eisner Award nominated graphic novel The Cardboard Kingdom for a Live Q & A panel! The panel will be moderated by a Canadian author. 

The Ottawa Public Library partnered with the U.S. Embassy Ottawa to offer this special Ottawa Kids eRead for children across Ottawa enabling young readers to discover inspiring authors from south of the border. 

So, Ottawa kids, parents and teachers, mark your calendar!  


Send your question to, in advance and attend the panel event to see if they pick your question to answer live. 


“You can attend via Zoom (please register to receive the link) or by YouTube Live (no registration required).” 


For more information on this program, visit

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