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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. Find the details of this new service and branch opening dates here.

    • 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 PICKUPS are by appointment only. Make an appointment here.

    In accordance with Ottawa Public Health directive, please wear a mask when entering a branch.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email.



The Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library is hosting its second annual BiblioCon, a celebration of all things comics, and geek culture. BiblioCon will include vendors, superhero storytime, a booksmack, crafts, face painting, button making, picture taking with a green screen and presentations by graphic novel experts. This event is free and open to all ages. Wear a costume and participate in the masquerade and parade! 

You won’t want to miss this event! BiblioCon is happening on Saturday, April 27 at the Main branch. The fun begins at 11 am but will continue throughout the day!


11 am - Storytime with Special Guests from The Ladies Who Trek


12 pm - Masquerade and parade around the library


12:30 pm - Build Hogwarts Castle and make a wand 


1 pm - Booksmack


2 pm - BiblioCon Presents: Graphic Novels: From Yesterday to Today

Philippe Leblanc, Canadian Comics journalist, gives an entertaining presentation on the history of the graphic novel: prehistory to today.


3 pm - BiblioCon Presents: Author/Illustrator Von Allan Author

Von Allan discusses the ins and outs of comic creation in a way that is sure to interest readers and aspiring creators alike!