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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.

Extended Offers on Kanopy


If you are interested in learning more about infectious diseases and to better understand the world we live in and current events, Kanopy just announced free and unlimited access to the Infectious Diseases collection from The Great Courses. Until May 31, stockpile scientific facts instead of toilet paper. Gather knowledge about bacterial infections, viruses and vaccines and impress everyone during your next Zoom videoconference!

Or, if you are looking to escape from anything virus-related, that’s ok! Kanopy has also extended their Credit-Free Viewing until the end of May. The films are updated every week and are available for 30 days.

For more information on Kanopy, check out this blog post.