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  • Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering a new Returns and Holds Pickup service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    Find the details of this new service here.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

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

National Poetry Month at the OPL!


Celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month at the Ottawa Public Library!


On Monday, April 30, join us for Speak! Youth Poetry Showcase featuring Edmonton’s Nasra Adem, Spoken Word Artist at Knox Church (120 Lisgar Street), starting at 7 pm . Teens in the Youth Speak Mentorship Program have been exploring all aspects of Spoken Word and demonstrating their craft developed under Urban Legends Poetry Collective Facilitators.


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