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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups


    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 


    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Career Reboot Group in May: Strategies to Help You With Your Job Search!


Want strategies, tips and advice and answers to your questions to help you with your job search or career change? 

Need to talk to other job seekers, to network, to meet job coaches? 

Don't miss May's lineup of Career Reboot Group meetings at Emerald Plaza and Hazeldean branches:  

Monday, May 7: Secrets to Interview Success.  Job coach Michelle Schafer will lead an interactive workshop and answer any questions you have about interviews.  Bring any interview questions that you are not sure how to answer! Learn fresh approaches to interviewing that lead to success!

Monday, May 14: The Art of Networking: Express to Impress.  Noha Fahmi from In-TAC is an internationally trained successful professional who will share tips and insights on how to network and where you can network.  This interactive workshop allows you to practice how to network successfully with people you don't know.  Noha will show you how networking can lead to jobs!  

Monday, May 28: Volunteering as a Stepping Stone to Finding a Job.  Jennifer Imerson from Volunteer Ottawa will connect you with the significant role that volunteering can play in your job search!  Consider volunteering as a stepping stone to a job!  You willl gain new skills that will look good on your resume, and gain work experience and contacts.  Prove yourself and your volunteer job can even lead to a paid position!

Career Reboot Group supports all job seekers!