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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. Find the details of this new service and branch opening dates here.

    • 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 PICKUPS are by appointment only. Make an appointment here.

    In accordance with Ottawa Public Health directive, please wear a mask when entering a branch.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email.

Every Child Ready to Read Programs at Blackburn Hamlet



There is still space to register for the Every Child Ready to Read programs at the Blackburn Hamlet. The programs consist of stories, rhymes and songs with a parent/guardian,

The schedule is as follows:


Ages 18-36 months

Session 1 Thursdays, January 16th to February 20th at 10:30 AM
Session 2 Thursdays, March 27th to April 24th at 10:30 AM



Ages 0-18 months

Session 1 Wednesdays, January 15th to February 19th at 10:30 AM
Session 2 Wednesdays, March 26th to April 23rd at 10:30 AM


You may register online at, by phone at 613-824-6926 x 224, or visit the branch in person.