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 happy to announce an exciting new session at its Tech Café. We are again partnering with the Ottawa PC Users Group and BYMUG (the Bytown MAC Users Group) to provide you with presentations on a wide variety of topics like improving your Windows performance, creating blogs, buying digital cameras, securing your home network and passwords, and using your Apple devices. 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 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 (Windows 10, MAC Computers/Les Ordinateurs MAC, and Apple Devices/Les Appareils Apple) or create one of your own.