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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.

Ottawa Comic Con 2018


Your librarians are information superheroes! Drop by our mini Bookmobile and meet them – along with artists, actors, authors, fellow fans, artisans, cosplayers and merchants galore–at the 2018 edition of the Ottawa Comiccon. This year marks the Ottawa Public Library’s seventh appearance at the Ottawa Comiccon. Comiccon will be held from May 11 to 13 at the EY Centre.

Get a free Library card or borrow any material we have on site. We will have a little something for everyone; whether they’re stumbling out of the TARDIS, surfaced from Atlantis, taking a break from fixing the engine on board the transport ship Serenity, beamed down from the Enterprise, or riding the nostalgia train from Green Gables. For some, we can offer a deeper dive into the worlds they already cozily inhabit. For others, we have doors to a slew of new adventures.

Comiccon is about more than celebrity appearances and shopping for swag; it’s about a community coming together to celebrate all things geek. In recognition of the creative drive that goes hand in hand with that celebration, we will have some of the features from our Imagine Space, OPL’s popular makerspace onsite for con attendees to experiment and play with. Including the button maker, Makerbot mini 3D Printer, and more! 

Come celebrate with OPL and meet your superheroes at Comiccon this year! We’re at booth #821.

New this year is a bilingual superhero story time! Join us in Meeting Room B on Sunday, May 13th at Noon.

Until then, here are a few lists of items you can find in our catalogue to get ready for the event!

Comiccon d’Ottawa 2018 – Bandes dessinées jeunesse et ados

Ottawa ComicCon 2018 – Juvenile Graphic Novels

Comiccon d'Ottawa 2018 – Bandes dessinées pour adultes

Ottawa Comiccon 2018 – Adult Graphic Novels

Ottawa ComicCon 2018 – Teen Graphic Novels

Ottawa Comiccon 2018 - Adult Science Fiction

Ottawa Comiccon d’Ottawa 2018 – Video Games / Jeux vidéos

Ottawa Comiccon d’Ottawa 2018 – Films