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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.

The Clothesline Project


The month of May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we have up at the Greenboro District Library some t shirts created by women involved in the Clothesline Project. This is organised locally in Ottawa by WEN and the project is an "[...] opportunity for airing out our “dirty laundry”. The goal of our event is to bring awareness to the community about the issue of woman abuse. It is only when we begin to talk about this social problem that we will begin to solve it. Let’s break the wall of silence that exists about woman abuse in our community. [...] On a weekend in May each year, survivors of violence paint tee-shirts with messages about their experiences and personal stories, which we hang from clotheslines in a public park for all to see." You can see our display in person on the first floor of Greenboro.

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On May 26th, these t-shirts along with many others will be displayed in Minto Park during the Ravenswing Art and Music Fair, which is a proud partner of the Clothesline Project . From the Ravenswing' website: "The events organized by Ravenswing promote both self-sufficiency and community building, founded on the principles of personal leadership and mutual aid"


For more information about the Clothesline Project, see the Women's Event Network website or this website, the Clothesline Project.