Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account

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With Back to School just around the corner and a lot of people still working at home, we have compiled some handy resources for you, available at These resources will help you with remote learning and working from home during these challenging times of physical distancing, when we still need social supports!

1. Preparing Your Online Learning

Learning with Your Mobile Device with Kevin Kelly





Learning Zoom with Garrick Chow





Learning Study Skills with Paul Nowak





Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Gemma Leigh Roberts





2. Balancing Work and Life

Balancing Work and Life with Dave Crenshaw





How to Slow Down and Be More Productive with Dave Crenshaw





Building Better Routines with Mike Vardy





Time Management: Working from Home with Dave Crenshaw





Mindful Meditations for Work and Life with Scott Shute





If you want to watch one of these courses, go to the the OPL Online Resources portal and select From there, enter your library card number and pin to login and search for the title of the course you wish to take.

With over 4,000 video courses from top experts, is the place to go for learning technology, creative and business skills, and much more. 

Enjoy your learning!