• Current In-Person Services

    19/10/2020

    22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are open for modified services at this time. For details on our current in-person services, visit: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services.

    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile schedule.

    MANDATORY:  Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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Staff Blogs

15/09/2020
The Ottawa Public Library has many impactful picture books, that share the stories of...
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22/09/2020
When Phyllis Webstad went to St. Joseph’s Residential School for the first time, she...
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25/09/2020
Albert Dumont, “South Wind”, is a Poet, Storyteller, Speaker, and an Algonquin Traditional Teacher...
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29/05/2020
Each year, the Ottawa Public Library celebrates First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across...
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Photo of Karen McBride and book cover for Crow Winter
29/05/2020
As part of Indigenous History Month, the Ottawa Public Library will feature a remarkable...
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Picture of Inuit author Sheila Watt-Cloutier
25/03/2020
I recently read Sheila Watt-Cloutier's book, The right to be Cold: One Woman's Story...
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09/04/2020
Graphic novels are often an effective format for presenting difficult and complicated issues and...
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07/05/2020
The Ottawa Public Library has a rich collection of wonderful eBooks and eAudioBooks by...
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19/06/2020
Many Ottawa residents are reading Crow Winter this month, as OPL offers unlimited access...
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10/09/2019
New Indigenous Film Series launches at OPL
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10/06/2019
June is National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), and OPL invites you to celebrate at...
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Logo for NFB Education (Campus) film resources
29/07/2019
OPL is always on the lookout for affordable and attractive resources that you will...
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This image shows Dawn Dumont's book cover, Glass Beads, as well as the logo for One eRead Canada.
29/05/2019
June is Indigenous History Month. And this year, readers are invited to read Glass...
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27/05/2019
Join us for fun events to celebrate some of the different cultures that make...
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10/06/2019
June is National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), and OPL invites you to celebrate at...
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03/06/2019
June is National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), and OPL invites you to celebrate at...
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10/06/2019
June is National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), and OPL invites you to celebrate at...
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Indigenous topic header image
08/03/2019
A few weeks ago, OPL was pleased to collaborate with CHEO in holding a...
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03/12/2018
From Sea to Sea to Sea- Indigenous Children's books collection was compiled by IBBY...
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28/11/2018
Happening Today! The winner of the Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis...
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