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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Death of Gatineau author Michel Lavoie

Mar 03, 2020

It is with sadness that we have learned of Gatineau author and editor Michel Lavoie’s death this weekend after a long illness. Mr. Lavoie was a well-liked writer of novels for children, teen and adults, and also the director of French publisher Vent d’Ouest. He was a judge for OPL’s “Awesome Authors” writing contest from 2007 to 2015, and one last time in 2018.  


You can read more about it here (Article in French):


Here are some of Michel Lavoie’s books available at OPL.