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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Happy 250th birthday Beethoven!

Beethoven 250



Ludwig van BeethovenEvery year December brings celebration, and this year marks the additional celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. While the actual day is not definitely known, his birthday is generally accepted to be December 16, 1770. The German composer is considered “one of music’s great revolutionaries, always struggling to say things in new ways and always seeking to improve what he had done. His was a life of pathos and heroism” (Plotkin). Laura Tunbridge wrote a book to commemorate this anniversary and reflect on his music, and John Neumeier choreographed a ballet as tribute to Beethoven giving “physical shape to the form and emotion of Beethoven’s music”… Discover more about this composer with these and other resources at OPL.  See full list.

Happy 250th birthday Beethoven!by CMCAT