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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Accessible collection launched in branches across the Ottawa Public Library


Talking book customers can now browse OPL’s DAISY audio book collection at the Elmvale Acres branch, Greenboro branch and the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Who can qualify to be a DAISY audiobook Talking Book customer? You are eligible for this service if you have a print disability (permanent or temporary) due to blindness, visual impairment, physical disability and/or learning disability in accordance with the definition provided for "perceptual disability" in Section 32. (1) of the Canadian Copyright Act. You must also have a valid OPL card registered in your name.

What are DAISY audiobooks? An audiobook in DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) format in English and French.  A DAISY audiobook can contain up to 30 hours of material on one CD. DAISY audiobooks must be played on digital readers, also known as DAISY players.

Browse the Ottawa Public Library DAISY audio book collection online, which has over 4,500 titles!

To learn more about the collection or how to become a Talking Book customer please call (T): 613-580-2424, ext 28321 or email