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  • 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. 


Beaverbrook Branch: April update


Construction continues to progress on all aspects of the Beaverbrook Branch expansion. Outside, installation of the Synstone exterior cladding system has commenced.  The interiors are taking on real shape:

  • Carpeting has been installed on the second floor
  • Installation of the raised floor on the ground level is nearing completion after which it too will be carpeted
  • Millwork is starting to arrive for different areas of the branch and is in the process of being installed
  • Painting is being completed on the second level and then will continue on the first level
  • Ceiling tile installation is also beginning on the first level
  • The elevator is nearing completion and will be inspected within the next few weeks

Most important, the overall project remains on schedule for its August opening.

Attached are some photos taken on April 7th  showing the progress being made inside the building.

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