• 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. 


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Free audiobooks!


Have no fear, more free audiobooks are here! 

Starting April 30th and continuing for 13 weeks, AudiobookSYNC will be giving away two teen audiobooks for free. Some of the titles that I’m excited to listen to from this year's selection are Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson, Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin, and The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg. 

Some things you should know: 

  • This annual program is aimed at youth ages 13+ but anyone can participate 

  • The books from this program are in English 

  • You get to keep these digital audiobooks forever!  

Find out more, sign up for reminders, and get ready to download free books by visiting https://www.audiobooksync.com/