• 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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Entertain your kids with the best online content - week of August 3rd


As we’re all practicing physical 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 of the web for kids and families this week. 


  1. Join Kahwa:tsire and Théo Redsky Paradis for a program of Indigenous songs and stories! Wednesday August 5 at 10 AM (registration required.) 

  1. Join Beauty, the Beast, Gaston and other friends for an evening of stories on Sunday August 9 at 7 PM.  

  1. Join a storytime that’s all about ASL on Tuesday August 4th at 2PM.  

  1. Attend a class of Zumbini, a music and movement program that is geared towards caregivers and children from birth to 4 and beyond. There will be singing, dancing and playing with musical instruments! Tuesdau August 4th at 10 AM.  

  1.  Visit the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre and meet some turtles in this online tour on Tuesday August 4th at 10 AM (registration required)!   


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