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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Novel Coronavirus (Covid - 19) - Update

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OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services closed temporarily starting Monday, March 16, 2020The decision is in response to recent measures implemented across the City under the guidance of Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus).  As of today, we plan to reopen on Monday, April 6, 2020.  We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as more information becomes available


These measures are being undertaken for the health and safety of our community:


  • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended, so you do not need to worry about returning your materials during the closures; 
  • Book drops are not available as of Tuesday, March 17, since branches are closed. Please hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen.
  • Holds have been suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended;
  • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees will be refunded; and
  • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.

You can continue to use the Library without visiting by:

We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.


please all be well. See you soon!

I have friends that would like to get a new library card account so they can borrow electronic books via the library. Is there an option available during this COVID-19 crisis.

Hello, please contact us at 613-580-2940, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm or to get a new card.

Do I need to come in to renew my Library card. It expired 2019-07-09. Thanks