Retour aux heures normales le 7 septembre


La Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa a repris ses heures d'ouverture d’avant la pandémie dans la majorité des succursales depuis le 7 septembre 2021, y inclus les heures d’ouverture le dimanche à dix succursales et à InfoService. Les horaires sont affichés à l’entrée des succursales et sur horaires et emplacements dans le site web de la BPO. 


Succursale Carp


La succursale Carp sera fermée le mardi 26 octobre 2021 pour usage opérationnel de la Ville d’Ottawa. Le service régulier reprendra le mercredi 27 octobre à 10 h. 

Overdrive : Problèmes avec les anciens appareils et navigateurs Apple


Des récentes modifications apportées par Overdrive et Libby ont eu un impact sur leur compatibilité avec les anciennes versions des systèmes d'exploitation mobiles et bureautiques. Les personnes qui utilisent des appareils Apple plus anciens (ordinateurs Mac qui exécutent macOS 10.12.1 et iPhones/iPads qui exécutent iOS 9) peuvent avoir des difficultés avec les applications mobiles et bureautiques d'OverDrive, tandis que Libby ne permet plus les iPhones et iPads qui exécutent iOS 9 (ces liens ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais).

Succursale Carlingwood


L'ascenseur de la succursale Carlingwood est actuellement hors service.

Succursale Alta Vista : Réouverture  le 22 octobre


 La succursale Alta Vista retournera à son service régulier le vendredi 22 octobre 2021.


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CBC's All in a Day Book Panel

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On Tuesday, September 7, CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, recommended some recent favourites. You can find their picks at OPL on the list below, and listen to their discussion at the following link All in a Day Book Panel September 2021

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Book recommendations from OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, presented monthly on CBC's All in a Day with Alan Neal.


This is the first and only

This is the first and only book panel since the federal election was declared. One might have expected something like the purdah that civil servants observe once the writ is dropped, with politically controversial subjects being avoided and politically controversial opinions not being stated. Instead, Sean Archer seems to have deliberately stirred things up, jumping on Justin Trudeau’s campaign to defame Conservative leaders of the past when he mentions John A. Macdonald and only him as an architect of the residential school system. In fact, Macdonald was never responsible for setting up the residential schools, which preceded his entry into politics. He also never made them compulsory. That was left to William Lyon Mackenzie King, our longest serving Liberal Prime Minister. I no longer expect anything like a fair and balanced treatment of political issues from the book panel, where Ann and Sean compete to see who is the more woke. But I did think they would give it a rest at least for this month. Even that, it seems, was asking for too much.