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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: May update


We are now entering the home stretch in the construction phase.  The exterior cladding is taking shape and will be completed by mid-month.  All interior finishes are progressing well with the overall project continuing to be on schedule.  Highlights include:

  • Carpeting and floor tiling has now been installed throughout the building
  • Meeting room doors and trim are nearing completion
  • All millwork has been delivered with much of it having been installed
  • All painting is nearing completion
  • All plumbing has been completed and inspected
  • Remaining exterior grounds and site work will commence this week with final paving and landscaping being completed by the end of May

Attached are some photos taken on May 1st  showing the latest progress on the building.