Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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Ottawa Kids eRead 2020: The Cardboard Kingdom – Two MORE authors coming on Dec 10!


Two MORE of the authors who collaborated with Chad Sell on The Cardboard Kingdom will be joining the livestream panel event moderated by Ryan North on December 10 at 10:30 am. 

  • Barbara Perez Marquez creator of The Mad Scientist character sent the kids of Ottawa a message. Listen to it here

  • Katie Schenkel creator of The Big Banshee character is really looking forward to joining the livestream panel event.  Here is her message to the kids of Ottawa. 

There is still time to send your question before the livestream panel event!  Send them to, in advance and attend the panel event to see if they pick your question to answer live.  

“You can attend via Zoom (please register to receive the link) or by YouTube Live (no registration required).”  


For more information on this program, visit  

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