Ottawa Public Library will be scaling back some of its services in compliance with the provincial shutdown set to begin on December 26.
Services offered during the shutdown period
OPL will offer curbside returns and holds pickup only, at open branches and Bookmobile stops. Delivery for Homebound Services customers in their own homes will also continue during this period.
Customers will be able to return Library items and pick up holds without an appointment. Items can be returned during opening hours only. Customers must bring their library cards and line up at the branch entrance to pick up their holds and return items. Employees will facilitate the collection and pick up of materials.
The hours of operation for open branches will remain the same, and holiday hours can be found on the OPL website. For details, please visit the Hours and Locations page.
Services unavailable during the shutdown period
As per provincial regulations, customers will not be allowed inside the branches during this time. In-branch services will not be available during the shutdown period. In addition, ski passes and museum passes will not be available, and Kiosk Services at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre will be closed.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to respond to provincial directions on what services we can provide. We look forward to seeing you back in person as soon as we can!