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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e-Books and e-Audio for Kids and Teens

Picture of an eBook on a table with a mug.

Mar 30, 2020


Looking for some more Homework Help resources?  Or some fun reads?  The Ottawa Public Library has lots of e-Books and e-Audio to fit the bill, on both our Kids and Teen OverDrive sites.  Check out the following:

Homework Help: History, Geography, and Mythology and Math, Science, Animals and Nature are curated lists of e-Books to help support major topics in the school curriculum in both fun and informative ways.

Early Readers contains fiction and nonfiction e-Books for children learning how to read.  These include levels Pre-Reader, Level 1, and Level 2, covering mysteries, funny stories, and the world around us.

QuaranTeen Reads contains lists of exciting e-Books and e-Audio novels for teens to enjoy.  Or try our latest Big Read – Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCreary.


Blog post contributed by Laura from the Content Services Department.  


More Children's Fiction

Hi Everyone, All this e-content for kids and teens is wonderful. I made a list of some of my favourite children's fiction available for download too. Happy reading everyone!