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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June

    29/05/2020

    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Digitization Lab - Launch Event

12/04/2019

 

On Friday, April 12th, the Beaverbrook Branch celebrated the launch of its new Digitization Lab. Councillor for Kanata North, Jenna Sudds, new Library Board Trustee, Harvey A. Slack, along with a number of community enthusiasts, were on hand for a live demonstration of the new equipment.

The Digitization Lab, which is the newest addition to the OPL’s Imagine Space locations, allows library users to book time on specialized equipment to digitize family keepsakes. The equipment will allow participants to save digital copies of their photos, slides, negatives, VHS and 8mm films.

The lab equipment is available for booking online. Library users are limited to one booking a day, two bookings a week and four bookings a month. This allows for fair use for all participants. Find more information about the Digitization Lab under the Hours and locations tab on our website.

Tours of the lab are available on a monthly basis, and registration is available under the Programs and events tab on our website.

You can book equipment from the Digitization Lab homepage, and by clicking on the links below:

  • The Image Scanning Workstation allows users to scan and digitize photographs, slides, negatives and save them to USB or to the cloud. The station is also equipped with a high-quality photo printer, and photo editing software.
  • Use the Portable Photo Studio to capture images of 3D objects, including family heirlooms and larger documents.

Comments

This is a wonderful addition to the library resources, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful getting me started. After one session I can see myself returning often to take advantage of this service. It would be great if an orientation session could be organized where an experienced user would walk prospective users through a piece of equipment to ensure they get the maximum benefit from a session.