Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches


There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Basic Organic Gardening


Join David Hinks, Master Gardener for this introductory workshop where you will learn about the climate and soils of Ottawa, which vegetables grow best here, and how to grow them.

David Hinks is a passionate vegetable gardener with decades of experience.  One of the major themes in his workshops for gardeners is empowering people to grow their own food in a sustainable way.  David is very involved in issues related to food security and with the Lanark County Food Bank he has createdf a number of Community gardens in  Carleton Place, Almonte and Pakenham.