OPL has a service area of 2,700 km2. The longest distance between branches is 88 kilometers between Vernon and Fitzroy Harbour. OPL was the first to provide publicly-accessible Wi-Fi in Ottawa (in 2008), well before Tim Hortons (2012) or Starbucks (2010) introduced it across Canada! The Ottawa Room’s collection includes over 1,200 maps, from 1856 to the present. OPL’s collection includes books in many languages and formats, music, movies and video games as well as more unusual items such as musical instruments, telescopes, access passes to museums and parks, thermal cameras and CO2 monitors
Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
VideoJune 2 2023
Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony
Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.
VideoMay 26 2023
2023 Award Winners in Conversation with Rick O’Shea
Author, Katja Oskamp and translator, Jo Heinrich in conversation.
VideoMay 25 2023
Flowers Say it Better, Love – A poem by Sarah Creighton Keogh
Commissioned for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony.