Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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Check out our online programs for children!



Online children's programs will be back starting January 12th, here's what's waiting for you. 

Get comfortable, grab a blanket, stay in your PJ, and join us online for a storytime. We offer online storytimes in English, French, and a Bilingual format. It’s free, and it’s open to everyone. No registration is needed; click on the green button in the description a few minutes before the program to join the fun! 

Do you have a little one aged 0-18 months at home? Join us for the program Parent-Baby connection, offered in English and French. You’ll explore new, easy, and fun ideas to bond with your baby and share your experiences with other parents. This program is also open to everyone. Grab a coffee and click on the green button in the description to join the conversation; don’t worry if you’re late! 

We didn’t forget the older siblings! We are offering a series of fun interactive coding workshops presented by the team of the UOttawa Maker Mobile. Children aged 8-12 will learn basic coding concepts with virtual Micro:Bits and Scratch. Each workshop is stand-alone, and no previous experience is required. Registration is required; the workshops are available in English and French.  

If they want more action, they can join us for a mini D&D campaign! Space is limited to 5 participants per session; the participants need to be available for four workshops on Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The first session will take place from January 13 to February 3. And the second session will take place from February 10 to March 3. Young adventurers interested in this program must register online.  

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