• 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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Canada Reads 2020 Longlist

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Congratulations to all the authors chosen for the CBC Canada Reads 2020 longlist! We are particularly excited to see Love Lives Here by Ottawa’s own Amanda Jetté Knox among these excellent titles. The wide-ranging selection includes fifteen fiction and non-fiction titles, including poetry, memoir, science-fiction, fantasy and realistic fiction. Start reading and stay tuned—the final five and their champions will be announced in just two weeks, on January 22nd.  For more information about Canada Reads, see the CBC Canada Reads website https://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads.



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