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.

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service


The kiosk machine dispensing adult books at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre 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.

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CBC's All in a Day Book Panel

CBC All in a Day - Book Panel Reviews by OPL

Mar 08, 2016

This past Monday, OPL's Ann Archer met with Sean Wilson of the Ottawa International Writers Festival to talk books with guest host Alistair Steele on CBC's All in a Day. Ann's picks are the first two below, and Sean's follow. Enjoy! 

If you missed them on the radio you can still listen to the podcast online at the following link: CBC All in a Day Book Panel  

On Friday, there will be a free Canada Reads public event hosted by All in a Day host Alan Neal with author Saleema Nawaz, live music, and more! For more information, and to reserve your tickets, please click on the following link.

Image: The Point of Vanishing

The Point of Vanishing

A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude
By Axelrod, Howard
Image: The Piano Maker

The Piano Maker

A Novel
By Palka, Kurt
Image: The End of Protest

The End of Protest

A New Playbook for Revolution
By White, Micah
Image: The Stone Collection

The Stone Collection

By Akiwenzie-Damm, Kateri