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: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

You are here

Orange Shirt Day: Live Stories

Live Stories with Christine Sioui Wawalonoath

About this event

Join us online for live stories with Christine Sioui Wawanoloath. She will read short tales inspired by children's rights from her book Moon’s Tales and a poetic tale featuring Mikumess the travelling elf. The reading of the tales will be accompanied by illustrations that she has created for her books.

For children ages 5 – 12.

About the author

Christine Sioui Wawanoloath is Abenaki on her mother's side and Wendat on her father's. She has been working in visual arts and literature for over 45 years. She writes stories, short stories, plays and poetry.

About Orange Shirt Day

The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to a global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussions about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A discussion all Canadians can tune in and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. To find out more and learn about Phyllis’ story click here

Register for a Zoom link.  This event is also streamed live on Ottawa Public Library Facebook.

A recording of this event will be available on Facebook until October 5