Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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Great news on sustainability and the OPL-LAC Joint Facility

Image of future OPL-LAC Joint Facility, view from Albert Street (rendering)

Great news for the Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility! A few weeks ago, in its Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada announced that it will provide funding that will support sustainability enhancements for a net zero carbon facility.

This funding will result in significant enhancements to the facility including:

  • upgraded building exterior and insulation;
  • triple-glazed windows;
  • solar panels on the building rooftop and imbedded in the building facade;
  • more sustainable building materials;
  • and a green wall on the interior of the facility.

The three project partners, Ottawa Public Library, Library and Archives Canada, and the City of Ottawa are proud that the joint facility will be an environmental leader and showcase of sustainable infrastructure design in Ottawa and across the country.

For details on this future landmark destination, visit

Take a virtual tour of the Town Hall of the OPL-LAC Joint Facility.