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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. 


Express that you can Request -- DVD edition


It used to be so easy... you could just pop into your local branch to see what new DVDs were available on the Express shelf and quickly have something great to watch.  Now, not so much -- but we're working on it!  Our Technology Services Department has configured things so that now almost everything in the library is available for requests -- including Express DVDs.  Here are some tips and links to help you to discover what OPL has to offer now that there is no browsing and  library visits are for holds pick-up only.

  • Check out the New Titles page and scroll down.  There you'll see all sorts of links to advanced searches we've done to get you to the newest content in the library.  Just click on the format, audience or language you're interested in and start to request. There are even instructions on how to do your own advanced searches, if you don't see what you're looking for.
  • Click on Express Feature Films near the bottom of the list on the New Titles page to see "On Order" and "Just Arrived" DVDs that, until now, were Express only.
  • Peruse the Just Arrived collection right at the top of the New Titles page if you are not looking for anything in particular OR you can filter this list to suit your needs.

Other ways to watch...

  • Access Hoopla  (Movies, TV and more) through the library's webpage
  • Access Kanopy (Quality Films and Art House Classics) through the library's webpage
  • Access Naxos Video Library (Opera, Ballet and Orchestras) through the library's webpage

See all our Online Resources here to take advantage of the digital content that OPL has to offer.

Express that you can Requestby Collection_Development

Since we can't browse the collection in branch these days our Technology Services department has enabled requests on our Express items -- including DVDs! Here are some recent blockbusters you can request just like any other OPL title.