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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.

OPL Teen Author Fest 2018


We are thrilled to announce the 11 amazing authors who will headline the 2018 edition of Teen Author Fest, happening Saturday, October 27 from noon to 5 pm at two new adjacent locations: OPL’s Sunnyside branch (1049 Bank Street) and Southminster United Church (15 Aylmer Avenue), immediately across the street from the branch.


Teen Author Fest is a golden opportunity for book lovers of all ages to meet the authors of some of the best Young Adult (YA) novels on the shelves across North America today. The afternoon event brings together YA fans and readers from across the city and creates opportunities for inspiring discussions with the authors about writing and wide-ranging themes that capture the imagination. Teen Author Fest includes panel discussions, writing workshops, and meet & greet sessions during which invited authors can connect with readers and share some of their ideas and expertise with YA enthusiasts of all stripes.


Teen Author Fest 2018 is proud to welcome:

For all of the details, check out the Teen Author Fest page.


I would like to take part in,thanks a lot