Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31


We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, August 2 - Colonel By Day


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on the Ottawa Public Library website

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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CBC's All in a Day Book Panel

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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.