• 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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Beaverbrook Branch: June update


We have now entered the Branch fit-up phase as the construction phase has been completed.  Exterior and interior finishes have been completed and shelving and furniture has begun to be delivered and installed.  City and OPL employees involved in this project have been very pleased with the professionalism and focus on meeting the construction schedule which was shown by R.E. Hein Construction throughout the building construction.  Some of the next steps include:

  • Delivery and installation of all shelving in phases
  • Delivery and shelving of library materials in phases
  • Delivery of all furniture for staff and public spaces
  • Delivery, installation and testing of Security Gates and Self-checkout units
  • Delivery, installation and testing of all IT equipment for both public and staff
  • Delivery, installation and testing of phone equipment
  • Move and reinstatement of collections temporarily relocated at Hazeldean and Stittsville
  • Delivery and Installation of all signage
  • Testing and training on all equipment for Branch staff
  • Closure of the Beaverbrook Depot and the move of its collections and equipment

The expanded Beaverbrook Branch will open to the public during the first week of August with the official opening scheduled for August 23rd.  Attached are some photos taken on June 10th showing the latest progress on the building.


We are hopping for August 23 to see the new library, please add aPersian book shelf, appreciat in abvance.

Just visited the new Beaverbrook branch and it looks pretty sweet. Already checked out two items.

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