• Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • 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 PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 


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Computer Workshops Starting at the Main Branch


Our winter series of computer and technology workshops are beginning at the Main Branch this Saturday, January 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. starting with our Wikipedia Editing Workshop.  If you've ever used Wikipedia and found errors you wanted to correct, this is the workshop for you.  An experienced Wikipedia editoir will be on hand to help you register and show you how to edit Wikipedia entries.  

For those of you who are just new to computers or who feel there are significant gaps in your knowledge of computers and the internet, our seven week course A Guide to Computers and the Internet for Older Adults will be starting Tuesday, January 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will continue for 7 Tuesday mornings.  Topics covered will include an introduction to computers and using a mouse as well as  some basic text processing, saving and organizing files, using and searching the Internet, using the web-based email called Gmail and  basic internet and email safety.

For a list of all of our workshops please click on the link below.


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