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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. 


Entertain your kids with the best online content - week of April 27



As we’re all practicing social distancing, Ottawa Public Library has been posting daily ideas of online content to help you make the most of your time at home.  

Here's a list of our top 5 live events for kids and families this week. 

  1. Capital Pride presents Drag Queen Storytime Tuesday April 28th at 6PM! Drag Story Time allows children to imagine the world in which people can present as they wish. Where dress up is real. join Elle Faekwa as they take you and your kids to a world of imagination. 

  1. Ottawa Family Cinema presents a virtual watch party of the movie Tangled! Join them on May 2nd at 2PM for a movie theater experience right from your living room.  

  1. The Cookie Monster has been offering a bite-size new series of videos called “Cookie Monster Snack Chat” with a fresh episode every Tuesday! Catch it on Sesame Street’s YouTube channel.   

  1. Join Kirstie of Culture Shock Canada (Ottawa) for a free, creative 20-Minute Fun Family Fitness workout! Every Friday at 12pm they will bring you a new combination of strength exercises you can do in as little of a space as your kitchen or living room! Bring the family together and come work on bodies to energizing music, and contagious energy! 

  1. Join Lisa Muswagon Monday April 27th at 4 PM for an afternoon of Indigenous music and storytelling!  

Have you seen any other events or programs? Tell us in the comments!