• The following branches are closed due to the power outage:

    Carlingwood

    Emerald Plaza

    Nepean Centrepointe

    Richmond

    Ruth E. Dickinson

    Sunnyside

    We will be updating this list as power returns to the affected areas.

    Bookmobile service and Homebound deliveries are cancelled on Monday.

  • Please note: branches that are open might experience issues with WiFi access and public computers might be down.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • Hold extension

    We recognize that many residents were impacted by the power outages. We have extended all HOLDS until Tuesday for all customers.

Staff Blogs

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31/08/2018
It's the year 2054 in an alternate Indian society where women are worshipped and...
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31/08/2018
On May 5th, Sarah Dessen released her 12th book, Saint Anything . You can...
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50 + Short Story Contest web image
Published or updated:
09/08/2018
We have 10 winners! The judges for the 50+ Short Story Contest for 2018...
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02/08/2018
Stéphanie Plante is an OPL guest blogger and a great library supporter. In 2017,...
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28/06/2018
This is exciting news! Solar Bones by Mike McCormack, an Irish writer, has won...
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photo of Richmond branch
Published or updated:
01/05/2018
Celebrate Poetry Month and Richmond's 200th anniversary at the same time! Children can create...
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poem in your pocket day
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01/05/2018
Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! On April 26th, we have tucked poems all...
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Published or updated:
01/05/2018
Celebrate the 20 th anniversary of National Poetry Month at the Ottawa Public Library!...
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30/04/2018
Join us for Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Tech Week Film Festival! The Teen Tech...
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Awesome Authors logo
Published or updated:
12/04/2018
Young Ottawa writers and their tremendous talents were celebrated yesterday on the main stage...
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Logo de la Journée internationale des femmes
Published or updated:
09/03/2018
Maya Angelou, in 1978, wrote her famous poem, Phenomenal Woman . The stanza of...
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Published or updated:
05/02/2018
You are invited to the Stittsville Creative Writing Group's Gallery Night on Thursday, January...
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Published or updated:
10/10/2017
On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m, Peter Scotchmer, former English Head at Canterbury...
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Published or updated:
16/09/2017
The Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public LIbrary is hosting three programs on creative...
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Published or updated:
05/07/2017
We have 8 winners! The judges for the 50+ Short Story Contest for 2017...
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Published or updated:
31/05/2017
Are you 50 years old or more? Do you have a story inside of...
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23/02/2017
On your mark, get set, write: young Ottawans are invited to create a poem,...
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03/01/2017
Get your imagination working because, The Awesome Authors Contest has begun for youths that...
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20/12/2016
Happy holidays everyone! Christmas is almost here and I hope you’re all curled up...
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Published or updated:
19/12/2016
Local writer, and member of the Stittsville Branch Creative Writing Group, Allan McCarville, has...
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