• Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended. 
    • HOLDS PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 



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New e-Resource -NFB (National Film Board) Campus will be available soon!


OPL is  always on the lookout for affordable and attractive resources that you will be interested in.


Here is a new e-Resource called NFB Campus:  

Campus is more than just an online streaming site; It's an educational resource that fosters deep learning.NFB Campus streams almost 1,500 more films than the free NFB site. (1,500 through the NFB Campus subscription are only available for streaming in-library; plus 4,500 free films available anywhere in Canada).

These 6,000 films are comprised of  99% Canadian content in English or in French. They provide curated channels and playlists on a variety of topics, The content is organized around three key themes: environment and sustainability, Indigenous voices and reconciliation and diversity and inclusion.


June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day!  The subscription of NFB campus is just in time to showcase the NFB’s rich online collection of Indigenous-made films to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day!

Here are some playlists of indigenous movies. 

Indigenous Cinema

Indigenous Languages

Alanis Obomsawin Retrospective

Unikkausivut Sharing Our Stories

Indigenous- Cinema for Ages 6 to 11

Indigenous Cinema-for Ages 12 to 14

Indigenous Cinema Ages 15 to 18

Indigenous Cinema Professional Learning