Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches


There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Books to Read Based on Your Favourite TV Shows


Almost one year into the pandemic and I find myself watching familiar TV shows with plots I know by heart, lines I've memorized and characters who are like my friends. Have you been returning to old favourites for comfort? If so, I've put together a list of books that are similar to these somewhat predictable yet ultimately, "feel-good" stories.

Did I miss your favourite? Let me know in the comments and I'll try to find you a book for you that will be equally reassuring. 

  • Dawson's Creek: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel 
  • The Good Place: The Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds 
  • Friends: The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman 
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake 
  • Gilmore Girls: My Life Next Door by Becca Fitzpatrick 
  • RuPaul's Drag Race: The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara 
  • Big Bang Theory: The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion 
  • New Girl: The Wedding Date byJasmine Guillory 
  • The Great British Bake-Off: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender


Books to Read Based on Your Favourite TV Showsby Beth_OPL

Learn more about your favourite TV shows, characters, actorsby Beth_OPL