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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 yourself 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 live events this week. 


  1. On Wednesday July 15 at 7 PM, join the ephemera reading series for speculative fiction readings centered on the theme of hope.   

  1. On Tuesday July 14 at 7:30 PM, join a group of artists for an online evening of verse, prose and spoken word poetry with guitar.  

  1. On Tuesday July 14, at 8 PM, join the Art Bar poetry series for readings by poets Margaret Christakos and Sue Chenette.  

  1. On Thursday July 16 at 7:30 PM, join poet Gavin Barrett for the online launch of his collection “Understan”. 

  1. On Thursday July 16 at 1 PM, join Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) for a panel discussion on anti-Black racism in the arts.  

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


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