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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups


    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 


    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Lunch and Learn - Airbrowz


Are you a local business, organization, or service? Beaverbrook branch is hosting a business workshop for you during the lunch hour on Tuesday, June 4th, 12:00pm-1:30pm.

  • Topics: marketing, branding, reaching new and return customers, mobile platforms.
  • Presenters: This workshop is presented by Carole Lair & Micheal Burnatowski of Airbrowz. Airbrowz is a local mobile platform company recently accepted by the City of Ottawa into its Innovation Pilot Project. The City is currently piloting this digital technology platform in Kanata and the platform is available to the entire community. Learn more on the value and benefits of this community platform and how it can best serve your business or organization.
  • Tips: Bring your smart phone or device with you for a test run. Download the free app during the session or ahead of time from the App Store or Google Play Store. Use the Library's free wifi with your library card (or sign up for a library card in the branch).  Please note that the library is not providing any food.

Sign up for the workshop by following this link to the registration page or ask for library staff assistance.