UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Mar. 8


Starting Monday, March 8:

  • 28 of our 31 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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iCanada: new addition to our EXPRESS collection


The Ottawa Public library is proud to present iCanada, a new addition to our EXPRESS collection to mark Canada 150.

iCanada is a red iPod shuffle preloaded with a selection of Canadian content, including: including music, audiobooks and even some Ottawa Public Library Canada 150 audio programs! Each iCanada iPod is unique, allowing you to discover new content with every checkout! Look for these little red additions to the EXPRESS shelf of your local branch and plug-in to Canada. Each iCanada iPod can be borrowed for one week.

This project increases access to OPL’s collections and programs, promotes Canadian content, and offers an additional form of technology to check out for our customers.

This is a chance for all OPL customers to explore Canadian music, become lost in an exciting Canadian story on an audiobook or to virtually attend OPL programs! Join us in discovering and appreciating Canadian artists and celebrating Canadian content, one red iPod at a time.

Discover iCanada today!

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