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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 July 13


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. On Thursday July 16 at 11 AM, join Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus for an ocean adventure!  

  1. Discover real fairy tale animals on Thursday July 16 at 4 PM!  

  1. Make fruit explosion cupcakes in this free online cooking class for kids on Friday July 17th at 11 AM!  

  1. On Saturday July 18 at 7 PM, join the Little Mermaid and her six sisters for a fun summer story time! 

  1. On Friday July 17 at 12 PM, Princess Tiana will be telling stories, hosting a sing along, leading a fun craft and answering questions. 


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


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