UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22


Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Ottawa Book Awards / Prix du livre d'Ottawa

Banner image for Ottawa Book Awards/ Prix du livre d'Ottawa, October 21, 2020 / 21 octobre 2020

Celebrate the talent and creativity of Ottawa authors and applaud their remarkable achievements on the world’s literary stage. Since 1985 Ottawa Book Awards have recognized English and French books published in the previous year. 

In addition to the English and French Ottawa Book Awards Categories, the following awards will also be presented at the ceremony:

Watch the finalists reading from their books

(Each link opens a YouTube playlist in a new window.)

Discover and read the titles of the finalists for each award:

Ottawa Book Awards: English Fiction


Saikaley, Sonia, author.

Missy Marston

Karen McBride

Beissel, Henry, 1929- author.

Martin, Cara (Children's author), author.

Ottawa Book Awards: French fiction

Maurice Henrie

Véronique Sylvain

Reinhardt, Marc-Alexandre, 1984- auteur.

Archibald Lampman Poetry Award

Prix de littérature jeunesse de l'AAOF (Association des auteurs et auteures de l’Ontario français)