Web maintenance: Aug. 5 to 6


Bibliocommons, our catalogue provider, will be performing system maintenance and will be inaccessible from Aug. 5 to 6 from 10 pm to 4 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 17. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 18 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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Forest of Reading Winners for 2021

Forest of Reading Winners 2021

Yesterday, May 20th, the winners of the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading awards were announced. You can consult the list, watch the virtual ceremony and see interviews with the winners on the OLA website: https://accessola.com/forest/

Come check them out at the Ottawa Public Library! 

Forest of Reading 2021 Winners - Gagnants Forêt de la lecture 2021by Collection_Development

Forest of Reading 2021 Honour Booksby Collection_Development