• 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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Mosaïque Interculturelle presents their 2nd Book Fair, which will take place on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the community centre Richelieu-Vanier located at 300, avenue des Pères-Blancs.

There will be youth workshops, recitals, meetings with African-Canadian authors, conferences, round tables, and you will also have the opportunity to learn about the Creole and Swahili languages. Two busy days ahead!

The Ottawa Public Library will be on site to offer loans of books by African-Canadian authors and other authors who promote the diversity of Francophone voices in Canada. It will be possible for those who are not yet members of the library to register (bring photo ID and proof of address). Come and see us to learn all that the library has to offer!

Admission to the Book Fair is $5 (free for children 12 and under).