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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    15/05/2020

    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. 

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    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.

CBC’s All in a Day Book Panel – January 2017

10/01/2017

During Tuesday January 3rd 2017, CBC's All In A Day Book Panel discussed ideas for 2017 winter reads. Listen in to find out what Ann Archer and Sean Wilson are suggesting for your bookshelf this month.

Ann Archer's Picks:

  • Transit by Rachel Cusk
  • The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler
Sean Wilson's Picks: 
  • Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
  • Flight by Sherman Alexie

If you missed them on the radio you can still listen to the podcast online at the following link:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/programs/allinaday/jan-book-panel-books-1.3920087

 

 

 

Image: Transit

Transit

A Novel
By Cusk, Rachel
Image: The Tobacconist

The Tobacconist

By Seethaler, Robert
Image: Foundation

Foundation

By Asimov, Isaac
Image: Foundation

Foundation

Foundation and Empire ; Second Foundation
By Asimov, Isaac
Image: Flight

Flight

A Novel
By Alexie, Sherman