• 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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7th Annual Celebrating Cultures Event at the Hazeldean Library


On Saturday June 22, 2019 the Hazeldean Branch of the Ottawa Public Library hosted its 7th annual Celebrating Cultures event.  The day began with a fun filled family storytime (and an outdoor story walk) and continued with musical offerings and storytelling from our community members.

The Kanata Chinese Senior Support Centre (KCSSC) performed their beautiful Thousand-hand Guanyin Buddha Dance, an instrumental piece and the Blessing Tibet solo dance. Daania Khan-Poulin thrilled the audience with her beautiful voice. Energetic performances from Sherry’s School of Highland Dance were accompanied by a live piper. The event concluded with Dean Verger sharing his storytelling skills with the captivated audience and a Maria Sabaye’s Persian dance representing the harvest.

The fun continued outside as well where Hazeldean team members and Hazeldean’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) members promoted the TD Summer Reading Club, facilitated a crafts table, and created some beautiful Henna art and face painting designs for children of the community.

It was a wonderful morning where members of the community really came together to share talents, connect with each other and celebrate our cultures and diversity. 

We look forward to hosting again next year and learning more about the cultures and talents of our community members!