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    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.

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

Library Month 2018

This image shows the OPL's Golden Ticket.

Hey Ottawa! October is LIBRARY MONTH!


This month, we invite you to discover all that your Ottawa Public Library has to offer. You can borrow Express eBooks and musical instruments; you can stream classic movies or learn a new language online; you can read full-text daily newspapers and borrow the latest video games. We have it all and everything in between – for you, for everyone, for free.


Since it’s Library Month, we are making the OPL even more fun than usual by hiding and giving away Golden Tickets in all of our branches and across the city!


So visit the branch nearest to you and keep your eyes peeled. Every Golden Ticket is redeemable for a beautiful, locally handmade book bag by EcoEquitable!


Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for clues and more!


We hope to see you in our branches, and around the city, throughout October – Library Month!




how may i collect the bag and how can i have access to ottawa university library for Cpa book thanks

Hi Roshni28! You can exchange your Golden Ticket at any OPL branch or Bookmobile for a book bag. As for accessing University of Ottawa library items, if you have a SmartLibrary card, you can get access to their collection. For more info, please visit out web page:

How many golden tickets are there hidden in each branch?

Hi messi_2!
It depends on the branch! Every branch did received Golden Tickets to hide and give away during the month, so keep your eyes peeled. Check out the Library's social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) for more Golden Ticket giveaways).