• 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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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Demystified

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Cryptocurrency is becoming increasingly mainstream across Canada and the world!  But it is a mystery to many.  Do you want to understand Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, the Blockchain, and coin mining?  

Otttawa Public Library is hosting three interactive seminars to explain crytocurrency, two in English and one in French.  Join Jordan St. Jacques from Digitera Interactive and Michael-Anthony Clement from Institut Innovation Gatineau for a seminar  in plain language that will demystify these and other terms in the world of digital currency. Learn the history of digital currency, how it works, and how an increasing number of investors and businesses are using it.  

Register for one of these sessions:

Also explore the list below of resources about cryptocurrency, in English and in French and all available at Ottawa Public Library.  You will find books, ebooks and streaming videos. 

Cryptocurrency / La Cryptomonnaieby Jill_Biblio

Understand digital money with these great reads. / Comprendre le monde de la monnaie numérique.


I missed these sessions and am very much interested in attending one in English. Is this possible.

Thank you for your comment. These sessions were very popular. We will offer them again in the fall.