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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June


    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Breaking News from the 1820s


There weren't a lot of stores in this area 200 years ago.  If you needed a retail therapy fix you probably went to Bellows & Stacey, a flourishing store in the Town of Sherwood, located at Chaudière Falls from 1824-1828.  In 1828 the townsite vanished, and so did Bellows & Stacey.  Until this year, when the store's account book was discovered in a museum in Vermont.  It has much to tell us about the local economy and the earliest settlers on both sides of the river.  And it's coming home.

Join us on October 16 when Bruce Elliott will tell the story of Bellows & Stacey, and City of Ottawa Museums staff will bring the account book itself for you to have a look at. 

Register now for A Store Older than Ottawa, at Nepean Centrepointe, October 16, 6:30 p.m.