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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.

October Lunch and Learn at Nepean Centrepointe: #AskALibrarian in Person


Have you been following #askalibrarian on Twitter but would really prefer to #askalibrarian in person?  Now is the time!  Join librarians various subject specialties at the Nepean Centrepointe branch for our October lunch and learn series! 

Session 1:  Business October 3rd (12-1pm)

Learn how to use, one of OPL’s online resources. With over 4,000 video courses from top experts, is the place to go for learning computer programming, multimedia software, 3D animation, photography, project management, & much more!

Session 2: Genealogy, October 10th (12-1pm)

Discover Genealogy resources & services that can help you start your family tree or overcome research roadblocks.  Borrow how-to guides, browse our extensive research collections and use online resources.

Session 3: Readers’ Advisory, October 17th  (12-1pm)

Looking for your next great read?  Learn about the various Readers’ Advisory tools within our BiblioCommons catalogue such as lists, shelves & blogs.  Databases such as NoveList & What Do I Read Next will also be explored. 

Session 4: Imagine Space, October 31st (12-1pm)

 What makes the Nepean Centrepointe Branch unique? It’s the only Ottawa Public Library location with a Makerspace! Find out about the equipment & resources available in our ImagineSpace. We have laser cutters, 3D printers, Mac Books, video equipment & more!

October Lunch and Learn Series at NC by charmaine_library

Check out these online resources ahead of time, and come ready to #askalibrarian. Business, Genealogy and Readers' Advisory databases and resources will be explored, as well all things Imagine Space!