Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches


There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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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 NCby 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!