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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Suspenseful Thrillers to Get You Through the Long Days

Apr 17, 2020

Do you like the mysterious life of artists? Do you wonder how to make it in the art world?


Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland is a wonderfully intelligent thriller details the life of a struggling young artist as she navigates making paintings, romance and the strange world of contemporary art.


This story starts out with a young woman researching the life and death of her role model as she discovers how to have a place in the world of avant garde art. It is easy to identify with the main character since she is trying to discover her inspiration not only as an artist but as a young lady starting her art career. It's a fascinating story, made even more so by the twist in the tale towards the end. This modern contemporary romantic thriller is an exciting read that will keep you engaged until the end.


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Blog post contributed by Christine from our Vanier branch.


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