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  • 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. 


Discover Orleans and Cumberland's history


If you live in Orleans, you may have noticed that some historical plaques have appeared along St-Joseph Boulevard. This project, which results from a partnership between the Société franco-ontarienne du patrimoine et de l'histoire d'Orléans (SFOPHO) and the Heart of Orléans BIA, gives us a fresh look on 32 buildings that have stood in the community for decades.

The library recently acquired the new book Orléans, 1950-1960 : Saint-Joseph Boulevard Remembers.

If you are interested in local history, did you know that a collection of documents on the subject is located at the Cumberland library (1599 Tenth Line)? This collection is maintained by the Cumberland Township Historical Society. It contains books, newsletters, as well as documentation on the genealogy of some families from Cumberland and around. You are free to use the collection for your research.

Apart from this exceptional collection, the library also has some more books of local interest, available for borrowing. Here’s a list of some of them :