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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Awesome Authors: Winners Announcement Ages 9-12

May 12, 2020


After long hours of work, the members of the jury of the Awesome Authors youth writing contest selected the winners. It was not an easy task, there is a lot of young talent in Ottawa.


The members of the jury, composed of Catherine Austen, Amélinda Bérubé, Éric Péladeau, Karine Perron and Apollo the Child, wanted to show their appreciation in person and have filmed themselve announcing the winners in each category.


Before announcing the winners, we invite you to listen to a short message from the Board of Trustees and from the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA), which we thank for their generous support. In the Fall, FOPLA will pusblished pot-pourri an anthology of all the winning submissions. If you are a winner and want to see you work published; you will have to complete the Publishing Agreement. Winners will also receive an email or a phone call, in the following weeks, to give you more details about the cash prizes.


Thank you all for participating in such large numbers. And a huge thank you to our judges for their time and dedication. To discover the winners in the other Ages 9-12 categories: nouvelle, poésie, bande dessinée, watch this video: Awesome Authors: Winners Announcement Ages 9-12.


Awesome Authors 2020 / 9-12 categories