You are here

  • 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. 


Fruitful Ottawa: growing great fruit in the city

A person walks along pathway with fruit overhanging.

Have you been eyeing your garden, wondering what to plant next? Are you wishing that there was more fresh food growing in your neighbourhood? If you have, you’ll want to come to the Alta Vista branch Saturday, April 30th, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.


Sarah Walker from the Heron Park Community Orchard will teach the basics of planting fruit trees, shrubs and berries in your backyard. She will also discuss how to use Food Forest design for your fruit growing projects. From 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. she will provide an orientation session for anyone who is interested in helping with the Heron Park Community Orchard.


Registration is recommended, and the program is open to all. We hope to see you then!