Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Picture of some of the book covers from the winners of the Prix des Librairies du Québec

May 07, 2020


On May 7th 2020, the Association des libraires du Québec broadcasted live on Facebook what would usually be their annual gala, during which the winners of the Prix des libraires du Québec are announced. This year, each of the winners pronounced their acceptance speech live from their own home.

This prize has been awarded since 1994 to Quebec authors of fiction; however over the years many other categories have been added. There are now categories celebrating books published in French outside of Québec. Unfortunately, there were no finalists from Ontario this year.

Discover the winners of the 2020 edition :

You can find all the finalists and winners of the 2020 edition in our catalog :

Les finalistes du Prix des libraires du Québec 2020 Finalistsby OPL_BPO_Zoe