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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.

New Chinese eReading Room


Great news! The Ottawa Public Library just added about 200 new Chinese eBook titles for children and adults in either simple Chinese or traditional Chinese characters to the collection.

We’ve also built a Chinese eReading room. Click the following link, and select Chinese in the top left menu. This will bring you directly to the Chinese eReading room.

We’ve created a number of lists in the eReading room covering topics such as:

  • Cooking and food
  • Travel
  • Health and fitness
  • Fashion and beauty
  • Arts and crafts
  • Parenting and education
  • Children’s picture books and audiobooks
  • Business and Finance etc







If you are new to downloading eBooks from the Overdrive platform, we have getting started guides, how to articles and more. Just click the Overdrive help link.

Enjoy a fresh and easy way to borrow and read your favorite Chinese eBooks from the Ottawa Public Library!





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