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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Ottawa Book Award 2020 Finalists - Congratulations!

Sep 16, 2020

There are many familiar faces and titles on the Ottawa Book Awards' list of finalists: Karen McBride for Crow Winter, Mark Bourrie for Bush Runner, Charlotte Gray for Murdered Midas, Amanda Jetté Knox forLove Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family and  Jean Boisjoli's  Moi, Sam. Elle, Janis.  Premier quart  has already won Le Prix de poésie Trillium this past June!

Check them all out and see what YOU think should win for Ottawa's books of the year.  WInners will be announced at the online event on October 21, 2020.  For more info on each book and author biographies see Ottawa Book Awards.  

Ottawa Book Awards Ceremony will be held online this year, October 21, 2020, on Facebook LiveThe ceremony will be open to all.  Here is the direct link See the Ottawa Public Library's Ottawa Book Awards web page for links to YouTube videos of the finalist authors reading from their books and for details of finalists for the Archibald Lampman Poetry award and the Prix de littérature jeunesse de l'AAOF, also being awarded at the ceremony. 


Ottawa Book Awards - English Fiction Finalistsby CD_Librarian

The 2020 list of finalists - what have you read?

Ottawa Book Awards - English Non-Fiction Finalistsby CD_Librarian

The 2020 finalists - strong contenders!

Prix du livre d'Ottawa de 2020: Création littéraire en françaisby CD_Librarian

les finalistes 2020 du Prix du livre d'Ottawa: Drame poignant, comédie, biographie, récit captivant, essai politique ou élégante poésie

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