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.   


Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 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.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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In Conversation with Karen McBride, author of Crow Winter

Author holding her book Crow Winter

Join host, Jennifer David, for a conversation with author Karen McBride about her debut book, Crow Winter, a novel about a young woman able to cross between the material and spiritual worlds that explores the importance of grief and loss, friendship and healing, and the role of community, culture, and history in a contemporary First Nation community.

You can watch this event live on Zoom (please register to get the join link) or on Facebook Live  --Here is the link to the Facebook Live event:

Read the eBook

Crow Winter is our Indigenous History Month community eRead! It will be available with no waitlist to unlimited Ottawa Public Library cardholders for the month of June on OverDrive.

About the author

KAREN McBRIDE is an Algonquin Anishinaabe writer from the Timiskaming First Nation in the territory that is now Quebec. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in music and English, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Arts in creative writing from the University of Toronto. Karen has worked as an elementary school teacher on her home reserve.

This event was made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library.