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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. Find the details of this new service and branch opening dates here.

    • 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 PICKUPS are by appointment only. Make an appointment here.

    In accordance with Ottawa Public Health directive, please wear a mask when entering a branch.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email.

Celebration of Cultures at the Blackburn Hamlet Branch


On Saturday, June 21st, the Blackburn Hamlet Branch will be hosting a Celebration of Cultures event. Come meet new people and learn about the rich mosaic of cultures that make up Ottawa! There will be some great entertainment and activities on hand, including:

We will also a multicultural display table of Library materials from around the world. A draw will be held for a $25 Chapters gift card. Please plan to join us for this festive event on Saturday, June 21st. All activities are free and no registration is required. For more information, please call 613-824-6926 extension 224.