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  • The following branches are closed due to the power outage:


    Emerald Plaza

    Nepean Centrepointe


    Ruth E. Dickinson


    We will be updating this list as power returns to the affected areas.

    Bookmobile service and Homebound deliveries are cancelled on Monday.

  • Please note: branches that are open might experience issues with WiFi access and public computers might be down.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • Hold extension

    We recognize that many residents were impacted by the power outages. We have extended all HOLDS until Tuesday for all customers.

The OPL App's Scan ISBN Feature

So there you are, listening to your friend tell you all about this fantastic new book he just bought. It looks great, and you’re itching to wrestle it away from him and start reading – but he’s not quite finished yet. Want to see if the library has a copy right now? 

•    Open up the OPL app on your phone or tablet, and click search (the magnifying glass) in the top right corner. 
•    Now if you look to the top left corner, you’ll see Scan ISBN. Clicking that button will turn the camera on your device into a scanner. 
•    A viewfinder will appear on your screen. Line it up with the ISBN barcode on the back cover of the book you’d like to search for. It might take a little practice to get the hang of it. 
•    Once it turns green, you’ll automatically be returned to the OPL app to see the search results. 

You can then proceed to place a hold or check locations for available copies – without worrying about your spelling!

Want to know what OPL apps are available? Click here to visit the OPL Apps page, with download links and help guides.

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