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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. Find the details of this new service and branch opening dates here.

    • 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 PICKUPS are by appointment only. Make an appointment here.

    In accordance with Ottawa Public Health directive, please wear a mask when entering a branch.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email.

Immerse yourself in the world of poetry!


It’s National Poetry Month and the Ottawa Public Library is inviting you to jump in the fascinating realm of poetry. While all your friends are baking bread, join us in doing something completely different and sparking your imagination and powers of observation during this unusual time. Throughout the month of April, we will be offering a variety of activities and resources to help you awaken your inner poet. Check out the following blog post for more information.

Our first challenge is Book-spine poetry. We look forward to see your creations at #NPM20 later this week. Don’t forget to tag us! All details at