• Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended. 
    • HOLDS PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 


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2020 Family Literacy Day|Journée de l'alphabétisation familiale 2020

Le français suit.

Let’s celebrate Family Literacy Day. Join us for a performance from Puzzle Theatre

About the show: Little Yarn Stories


All kinds of balls of yarn – round, long, interlaced.

They start moving! Tiny creatures become alive, transform, merge.

Two women bring them to life and weave relationships, emotions, images and more…

Ages 2 and up. 40 minutes. Bilingual.

We invite you to take 20 minutes to learn together by joining us before or after the show for some special activities. 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm.


Célébrons la Journée de l'alphabétisation familiale. Joignez-vous à nous pour une présentation de théâtre Puzzle

À propos du spectacle : Au bout du fil

Fils de laine.

Pelotes rondes, allongées, entrelacées… toutes sortes de pelotes colorées.

Ça bouge !

Des petits êtres s’animent, se transforment, se fusionnent…

Deux femmes leur donnent vie et tissent des liens, des émotions, des images…

Pour les deux ans et plus. 40 minutes. Bilingue.

Nous vous invitons à prendre 20 minutes pour apprendre ensemble en nous rejoignant avant ou après le spectacle pour des activités spéciales. De 13 h 30 à 14 h 00 et de 15 h 00 à 15 h 30.