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.   


Extended curbside service at Alta Vista branch October 16 from 10 am to 5 pm


The Alta Vista branch will extend curbside services at the rear door and parking lot on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm .The branch will resume regular service on Monday, October 18 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.

Notice: Carlingwood Branch


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Closure: Centennial Branch


Centennial Branch will be open from  2 pm  to 5 pm only Saturday October 16,  due to a planned Hydro Ottawa Power outage.


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CBC's All in a Day Book Panel

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Jan 05, 2021

The first All in a Day Book Panel of the year features OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the Ottawa Writers' Festival discussing the passing of a beloved Ottawa poet, the books they found under the Christmas tree, Canada's first national, bilingual eBook club and more! If you missed them on the radio you can catch up on the All in a Day page at the following link:  

As always, you can find the books they mentioned on the list below! 

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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.