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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 6th


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 July 9 at 11 AM, discover what makes a strong structure with uOttawa Maker Mobile Workshop! Watch live earthquake demonstrations. In this fun workshop, you will discover the importance and utility of stability and forces. This workshop will describe the importance of various types of forces and of geometric forms in the construction of buildings. Ages 6-12. 

  1. On Wednesday July 8 at 1:30 PM, try a game of Dungeons and Dragons with Caught In A Tome! For ages 9-12.  

  1. Get the kids cooking quesadillas on July 10 at 11AM! Easy ingredients list with lots of substitution options, so you can use what you have at home. Perfect for ages 6-13. Parent supervision is required in your kitchen. 

  1. On Friday July 10, join Little Ray's Reptiles on a trip around the world learning about reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates that call a variety of environments and continents their home. Meet spectacular animals from around the world and discover how they adapt to survive in a wide variety of ecosystems. Ages 4-12. 

  1. Join a Scooby Do story time with some groovy characters! July 11 at 7 PM.  


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