• 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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Author Conversation: Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien is a shining star in affecting and empathetic storytelling. Her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing has won numerous awards including the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and Governor General's Award for English-language fiction. Her writing on art, politics, and experiences of diasporic Asian communities has been featured in the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and more. Don't miss this conversation with this superb voice in CanLit.

This event is free to all and no registration required. Don't miss it!

Hosted by Canadian Women's Foundation

Please note that this is an external link which will take you away from the Ottawa Public Library website. While this event is not affiliated with the library, we hope you will enjoy it and other virtual events that we share during social isolation.