• 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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Get 20% off a Fitness Membership with your OPL card

This images shows happy people working out, as well as the OPL logo and City of Ottawa logo.

Do you love staying active? Do you have an Ottawa Public Library card?  Good news! You can present your OPL card at any City of Ottawa recreation facilities and receive a 20% discount on a one-year Active Ottawa All-Inclusive Class A membership! This membership gives you access to 17 recreation facilities across the City.  With everything from swimming to squash, this deal would appeal to anyone and makes a great gift.  Hope to see you there!