Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account

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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)