Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service


The kiosk machine dispensing adult books at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

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Northern Lights The Soccer Trails, The story behind the story

Michael Kusugak - Northern Lights The Soccer Trails, The story behind the story


Soccer Alert!! Inuit Storyteller Michael Kusugak wants to share a story about growing up in Canada’s arctic and games that were played. For all ages.

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Michael Kusugak
Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak grew up in Repulse Bay, Nunavut. Michael brings his experiences and the stories told by him by his grandmother into his books and stories. Michael has 18 books and has received many awards. Michael continues to write and travel across around the world telling stories. He now lives in Manitoba.