Retour aux heures normales le 7 septembre


La Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa a repris ses heures d'ouverture d’avant la pandémie dans la majorité des succursales depuis le 7 septembre 2021, y inclus les heures d’ouverture le dimanche à dix succursales et à InfoService. Les horaires sont affichés à l’entrée des succursales et sur horaires et emplacements dans le site web de la BPO. 


Succursale Carp


La succursale Carp sera fermée le mardi 26 octobre 2021 pour usage opérationnel de la Ville d’Ottawa. Le service régulier reprendra le mercredi 27 octobre à 10 h. 

Overdrive : Problèmes avec les anciens appareils et navigateurs Apple


Des récentes modifications apportées par Overdrive et Libby ont eu un impact sur leur compatibilité avec les anciennes versions des systèmes d'exploitation mobiles et bureautiques. Les personnes qui utilisent des appareils Apple plus anciens (ordinateurs Mac qui exécutent macOS 10.12.1 et iPhones/iPads qui exécutent iOS 9) peuvent avoir des difficultés avec les applications mobiles et bureautiques d'OverDrive, tandis que Libby ne permet plus les iPhones et iPads qui exécutent iOS 9 (ces liens ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais).

Succursale Carlingwood


L'ascenseur de la succursale Carlingwood est actuellement hors service.

Succursale Alta Vista: Prolongation des services en bordure de rue


La succursale Alta Vista offrira les services en bordure de rue à l’entrée arrière et au parking de 10 h à 18 h jusqu'à nouvel avis.


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CBC's All in a Day Book Panel

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On Monday, July 6th, CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, met with Alan Neal to discuss their recommendations for the month. You can find the recommended books at OPL on the list below, and listen to their discussion at the following link


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Book recommendations from OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, presented monthly on CBC's All in a Day with Alan Neal.


Your Book Panel Has Really Gone Left Wing Loonie

I noticed a left wing bent in the book panel before but now it seems they have gone left wing loonie. Three novels were discussed. One of them was about a fracking accident destroying a village in the Rideau Lakes. Another was about Civil War in the United States two years from now when the white supremacists have taken over, which the book panel seemed to think was a (chuckle, chuckle) natural progression from Trump’s first term. Give me a break! The only work of non-fiction discussed, “Humankind”, was glowingly reviewed by Sean Wilson. Anyone whose seen Bregman interviewed will know he is far-left fruitcake. He supports AOC and UBI, and dreams of an egalitarian communist future. As a historian he believes the worst thing that ever happened to humanity was the invention of agriculture. He warmly embraces comparisons between his own ideas of pre-agricultural societies and Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s idea of the noble savage. What struck me was that although his ideas are well-known, Ann Archer didn’t offer any pushback against Wilson’s enthusiasm for this Dutch lunatic. Maybe it is time to change at least one of the people on this Book Panel. If it is going to go all political on us, then having both reviewers on the loonie left is a real problem. If you are only going to drop one of them, to be replaced by someone on the right, Wilson is the one who should go.