• 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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Audiobooks for Family Day!

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Enjoy a cozy time together this Family Day by listening to audiobooks together! Follow the links below for suggestions for children and family members of all ages! 


Image: Fantastique Maître Renard

Fantastique Maître Renard

By Dahl, Roald
Image: Le retour de l'Ender dragon

Le retour de l'Ender dragon

By Frigiel
Image: La forêt des captifs

La forêt des captifs

By Bottero, Pierre
Image: Le Seigneur des Anneaux 1 - La Fraternité de l'Anneau

Le Seigneur des Anneaux 1 - La Fraternité de l'Anneau

By Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel
Image: Mort sur le Nil

Mort sur le Nil

By Christie, Agatha
Image: Ici n'est plus ici

Ici n'est plus ici

By Orange, Tommy
Image: Abigaël, messagère des anges

Abigaël, messagère des anges

Tome 1
By Dupuy, Marie-Bernadette
Image: La mer à l'envers

La mer à l'envers

By Darrieussecq, Marie
Image: La Sagesse expliquée à ceux qui la cherchent

La Sagesse expliquée à ceux qui la cherchent

By Lenoir, Frédéric
Image: Journal d'un amour perdu

Journal d'un amour perdu

By Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel
Image: Fantastic Mr. Fox and Other Animal Stories

Fantastic Mr. Fox and Other Animal Stories

Includes Esio Trot, The Enormous Crocodile & The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
By Dahl, Roald
Image: The Hobbit

The Hobbit

By Tolkien, J. R. R.
Image: Born to Rock

Born to Rock

By Patterson, James
Image: Legends of the Sky

Legends of the Sky

By Flanagan, Liz
Image: The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

By Juster, Norton
Image: Glass Beads

Glass Beads

By Dumont, Dawn
Image: An Anonymous Girl

An Anonymous Girl

A Novel
By Hendricks, Greer
Image: A Fly in A Pail of Milk

A Fly in A Pail of Milk

The Herb Carnegie Story
By Carnegie, Herb
Image: Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault

Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault

Essays From the Grown-up Years
By Guisewite, Cathy
Image: Art Matters

Art Matters

Because Your Imagination Can Change the World
By Gaiman, Neil