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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Josephine Cox dies at 82 - with more than 60 books to her name

Jul 23, 2020

Josephine Cox wrote a small library of family sagas, and sold more than 20 million copies.  Her popular style captured many readers as she drew inspiration from her poverty stricken upbringing in Blackburn, UK.  Jo Cox has "left a legacy, not only through her stories that touched the hearts of millions, but as a woman who led the way for others by forging a path from humble beginnings to the top of the bestseller lists".  She was also a champion of libraries, and as it happens, one of the top borrowed authors in UK public libraries with a loyal following. She always delivered what her readers wanted, good storytelling woven with romance and tragedy.

Her last book was Two Sisters, published in February.

Image: Two Sisters

Two Sisters

By Cox, Josephine
Image: A Family Secret

A Family Secret

By Cox, Josephine
Image: The Broken Man

The Broken Man

By Cox, Josephine
Image: Songbird


By Cox, Josephine