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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June


    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Esi Edugyan wins 2018 Giller for Washington Black


Highly acclaimed internationally, Washington Black scores the biggest Canadian literary prize for Edugyan!  Her last novel Half-Blood Blues won the Giller in 2011, making her the first to win for two novels back to back. Both titles were also widely nominated for big awards, including the Man Booker, and garnered amazing reviews in some prestigious review journals such as the Washington Post, The New York Times and The Guardian. 

For quick access to reading Washington Black try the Express eBook route, or pick up a copy from our Express shelves in branches. And if you are on a waiting list, look into the short listed titles; all worthy reads, too!

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Washington Black

A Novel
By Edugyan, Esi
Image: French Exit

French Exit

A Tragedy of Manners
By DeWitt, Patrick
Image: Motherhood


By Heti, Sheila
Image: An Ocean of Minutes

An Ocean of Minutes

A Novel
By Lim, Thea