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 cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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Need Help with Computers and Technology?  


The Ottawa Public Library is launching an expansion of the very successful online Tech Café that we held in 2020.  We are adding Connected Canadians as an additional partner to those offering computer and technology workshops with Ottawa Public Library.   The online workshops provided by Connected Canadians will have a focus of promoting digital literacy skills and developing a comfort level with using technology.  We have created Tech Café: Fundamentals within Tech Café to cover the topics, which will include: how to access government services online, how to use Google maps and Google Places and to get around Ottawa using technology, recognizing fake news, managing digital documents, watching videos online, and music and technology.  The Fundamentals workshops will be offered in English and in French.  Watch for upcoming dates.   

We are also again partnering with the Ottawa PC Users Group.  They will provide a wide variety of topics for your interest including : managing your android phone, the social networking controversy, making a hard copy book with your digital photos, and in-depth discussion about free software. 

Please consult the following web page for a complete listing of all our Tech Café presentations.  

Do you need more personalized help?  Try the library’s phone and email tutorials.  You can sign up for these on the Library’s 1:1 page.  Or if you need more detailed instruction, use our online resources LinkedIn Learning  or Toutapprendre for video courses on a wide variety of technological topics.  Just remember to sign into your library account before clicking on the 3 links above.  

And of course, the library has books and ebooks on a wide variety of computers and technology.  Have look at these Bibliocommons lists (Basic Computer Skills, and Safety and Privacy Issues Online ) or create one of your own. 


Basic Computer Skillsby Shayna_library

Safety and Privacy Issues Onlineby Shayna_library

La protection de la vie privée en ligne et la cybersécuritéby Shayna_library