Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021


Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   


Alta Vista branch: Return to regular hours and service


Alta Vista branch has returned to regular service and hours on October 22, 2021.

Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers


Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

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Vote! Radio-Canada's Combat national des livres is launched!

Books with the title Le combat national des livres / Livres accompagnés du titre Le combat national des livres

Apr 24, 2021

Until May 7, all French book lovers are invited to vote for their favorite book among the five nominated titles. Like every year, each book will be defended by a contestant. The debates will be broadcast on Radio-Canada's program: Plus on est de fous, plus on lit from May 3 to 7. 

Members of the public who participate in the vote have a chance to win an eReader, books (worth $2000), and to top off these amazing prizes: personalized reading recommendations from a bookseller for 12 months. Visit the website to vote!

Here is the list of nominated books that you can borrow anytime. Enjoy your reading!

If you are curious to know the past winners, you can find the full list here.