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 would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account

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Aging Well Together

 Aging Well Together at the Library

Aging Well Together at the Library is an educational series that promotes healthy aging. Adults 55 years of age and older and their caregivers can access information on a variety of healthy living topics through group sessions and via the online portal. Past partners include: Ottawa Public HealthCompassionate Ottawa, and the Council on Aging of Ottawa.

Read our digital stories:

Cannabis and the Older Adult

Cannabis PlantsRead: Cannabis and the Older Adult

Financial Health

Older Man Holding a Piggy BankRead: Financial Health

Social Inclusion

Older Man Talking on PhoneRead: Social Inclusion

Brain Health

Older Woman Listening with EarbudsRead: Brain Health


Person Giving Comfort to Older PersonRead: Caregivers

Active Living

Older Man on Running TrackRead: Active Living

Food and friendship

People Sitting at a Table EatingRead: Food and Friendship

Age-Friendly Communities

Person Looking at Books in a BoxRead: Age-Friendly Communities

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Aging Well Together : Financial Health / Bien Vieillir Ensemble: Santé financièreby Jill_Biblio

For Financial Literacy Month, with the 2019 theme of "Take charge of your finances", explore these resources to empower you. Below are books and ebooks to borrow, as well as websites for learning either individually or as a group. / À l'occasion du Mois de la littératie financière 2019, ayant pour thème « Prenez vos finances en main », nous vous invitons à explorer les ressources ci-dessous. Vous y trouverez des livres, des livres numériques et des sites web pour apprendre seul ou en groupe.