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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until further notice. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Arteast in the libraries!

Arteast in Ottawa

There is more to your library than meets the eye, which is quite something when you think of how much there is to see... So come in and see local artists' work in some of your branches!  For over 20 years, Arteast has displayed paintings and photographs of talented local artists at the Orleans, Blackburn Hamlet, St-Laurent and North Gloucester branches.  The selection of works for these libraries changes every two months, and the works displayed can sometimes be bought by contacting the artist or Arteast.  There is a lot to see, and it's worth a visit!

If you are a local artist who has something to show, feel free to contact Arteast. They are very active, and always looking for new members.  You can see some samples of the works of members of Arteast here.