Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Canada Reads 2021

logo for Canada Reads program on CBC/logotype pour l'emission "Canada Reads" sur Radio-Canada

In the dismal middle of January, in our second pandemic year, we could probably all use One Book to Transport Us. This is the theme for the 2021 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads, the popular nationwide Battle of the Books: books to transport you across Canada, around the world and to worlds beyond. The final debates will air from March 8-11, so we have lots of time to get to know the contenders and, as always, the OPL’s got you covered with all the titles in multiple formats. You can find out more about the program, the books and the authors on the CBC Canada Reads website https://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads. Let us know if you already have a favourite, or if there’s one you’re particularly interested in reading!

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CBC's Canada Reads contenders, to be debated March 8-11 on CBC television, radio and online.