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  • 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. 


New magazines from Zinio


Magazine readers rejoice: we have expanded our selection of digitized magazines to include a slate of titles from Condé Nast, which includes some of the most popular titles in English. With a Zinio account, obtainable free with your library card, you can now check out electronic versions of the latest issues of:

Each issue includes a full-colour digital copy of every page, with articles that open in a separate window for easier reading on small screens.

If you don’t yet have a Zinio account, the two-step process involves creating an account to browse selections and a second account to check out and read titles. If you have a mobile device, Zinio offers a reading app in a wide range of platforms, so that once you have checked out your selections, you can download them to the app without needing to re-authenticate through the library.

Zinio has proven to be one of the most popular electronic resources at OPL since it was introduced in April of last year. About 5,400 Zinio accounts have been set up, with more than 169,000 titles downloaded.

Here are links to the various Zinio apps:


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