Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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Access Passes (including museum passes)

Please Note:

Museum and other access passes are not currently available due to operational and delivery limitations at this time. We are working with our partners to reinstate this program in the near future.

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) has seven Access Passes, which are all part of the Express collection (which means you cannot put them on hold). Access Passes offer free general admission to partnered museums, galleries and other sites of interest in the Ottawa area.

The seven Access Passes available from OPL are:

Please continue to think of OPL when planning an outing, and visit one of our 33 branches to borrow your free Access Pass.

Please Note:

Passes may not be valid for exhibitions or events that have special admission fees. Unlike other items, OPL cannot adjust quantities based on demand because the Library receives limited numbers of these passes from our partner organizations.