Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021


Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   


Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers


Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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CBC's All in a Day Book Panel

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Oct 06, 2020

On Monday, October 5th 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 lists below, and listen to their discussion at the following link 

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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.


Better luck next time for an episode free of politics

It seemed this month’s discussion was going to be mercifully free of politics, until the very end when Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferer Sean couldn’t resist sticking in a jibe in his review of “The Book of Koli” about how Trump was driving the US into the ground. It seemed like a strange thing to say, given that US real GDP only declined by 10.2% in the coronavirus recession as opposed to 13.4% for Canada. America’s performance wasn’t as good as limited lockdown Sweden but it was much better than most advanced countries. Perhaps Sean thought with polls showing Biden is going to win in November, this was his last opportunity to get an anti-Trump sneer in before Trump became a lame duck. We shall see.