Friday, April 22, 2016


—New Central Library website launched; consultations underway—

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be hosting its fifth annual Awards Night & Video Screening for the Teen Tech Week Video Contest on April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ottawa, April 7, 2016 - The agenda, and associated documents, for the upcoming Ottawa Public Library Board meeting, scheduled for April 12, 2016, are now available at

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ottawa – The winners of this year’s Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest were announced yesterday, Tuesday, March 29, at Centrepointe Theatre.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing continue to advocate for more reasonable prices and terms for ebooks from multinational publishers with an open lett

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library will be taking part in the Big Library Read program, which will be taking place until March 31, on a device near you.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ottawa – The regular public entrance to the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library will not be available from Tuesday, March 29 to Friday, April 8, 2016 inclusive, while improvements are being made.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library is pleased that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has approved a resolution calling for action from the federal government on ebooks.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is hosting its annual Teen Tech Week (TTW) Video Contest from March 6 to April 4. The popular contest, which is in its sixth year, celebrates technology and teens.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Ottawa – When is the last time you interacted with someone from a completely different walk of life? Or, had a frank conversation with someone whose life experience is far from your own?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ottawa – The Carp branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed on from Monday, February 29 to Thursday, March 10 to receive improvements.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ottawa – Children ages 4-12 are invited to take part in ‘steaming’ hot free programs at the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) during the March Break, from March 14-18. The theme this year is ‘Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!”.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Province Supporting Projects to Help Meet Changing Community Needs


Ontario is supporting 10 new projects in public libraries that will improve services for Ontarians.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is celebrating the second annual Harry Potter Book Night on February 4. OPL is joining other libraries around the world in sharing the wonder of J.K.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library’s Imagine Space will reopen on Friday, January 29 after undergoing an expansion and receiving improvements. The popular makerspace, located at the Nepean Centrepointe branch, closed for the upgrades on November 23, 2015.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library has launched an exciting online learning resource:, offers online learning in software, creative, and business skills through video tutorials.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Ottawa – A bilingual musical performance by Dominic Boudreau will be held at the Nepean Centrepointe branch (101 Centrepointe) on Sunday, January 24 at 2:00 p.m. for the Ottawa Public Library’s Family Literacy Day celebration. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library’s 21st annual Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest is underway.  Writers between the ages of 9 and 17 must submit their work by February 15, 2016.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Toronto Public Library and Ottawa Public Library welcome Penguin Random House’s recently announced reduced ebook prices for libraries.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ottawa – This morning, Ottawa City Council approved the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) 2016 operating and capital budget. The total budget envelope is $45.362M, with an additional $2.9M for planning related to the Central Library Development project.