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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. 


Garden with OPL!


Continuing with our series on gardening, Ottawa Public Library is offering three programs in August on how to encourage beneficial insects, such as pollinators, and how to provide shelter and habitat for animals in your garden.  One of the joys of gardening is seeing wildlife living in the green space you created. And it can be so beautiful! 

  • Learn how to create a wildlife-friendly garden with Gardening with Wildlife with Rebecca Last on Wednesday, August 12 at 12 noon.
  • Join Ron St. Louis of Capital Bees to learn the essential facts about bees, beekeeping and harvesting honey with Beekeeping Basics on Wednesday, August 19 at 12 noon.
  • Kira Burger will present Pollinator-friendly Gardens on Wednesday, August 26 at 12 noon, where you can learn about native and non-native pollinators, as well as garden design, plant selection, and garden maintenance practices to attract and support them.


For more gardening tips and tricks, check out these books on gardening!  

Gardening / Jardinageby Jill_Biblio