With news from the provincial government that Ottawa is moving to COVID-19 shutdown, OPL must scale back services to comply with the latest health measures. Starting Saturday, April 3, all our open locations will be offering contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches. Browsing will not be allowed and access to public computers will be limited to one workstation per branch in 28 of 31 locations. Advanced booking is recommended to use public computers, but no appointment is required to pick up holds or return Library items.
Branches are closed Friday, April 2; Sunday, April 4; and Monday, April 5 of the Easter long weekend – but are open Saturday, April 3, for contactless services. Otherwise, hours of operation remain the same. Library items can be returned only when branches are open. Bookmobile and Homebound Services to private homes will continue. The OPL website, our virtual branch, is available 24/7 for varied resources and services online.We continue to follow direction from the Province of Ontario and guidance from Ottawa Public Health to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and as such, mask-wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remains mandatory.