• 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. 
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Josephine Cox dies at 82 - with more than 60 books to her name


Josephine Cox wrote a small library of family sagas, and sold more than 20 million copies.  Her popular style captured many readers as she drew inspiration from her poverty stricken upbringing in Blackburn, UK.  Jo Cox has "left a legacy, not only through her stories that touched the hearts of millions, but as a woman who led the way for others by forging a path from humble beginnings to the top of the bestseller lists".  She was also a champion of libraries, and as it happens, one of the top borrowed authors in UK public libraries with a loyal following. She always delivered what her readers wanted, good storytelling woven with romance and tragedy.

Her last book was Two Sisters, published in February.

Image: Two Sisters

Two Sisters

By Cox, Josephine
Image: A Family Secret

A Family Secret

By Cox, Josephine
Image: The Broken Man

The Broken Man

By Cox, Josephine
Image: Songbird


By Cox, Josephine