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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until further notice. 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 Public Health Update


Ottawa Public Health is reminding anyone who may be waiting for COVID 19 test results to self-isolate and gave assurances that plans are underway to improve the capacity of testing and to reduce wait times. Dr. Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health for Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reminded Ottawans on Tuesday afternoon (March 24) that it takes 14 days of physical distancing before we can see the effectiveness of the measures taken thus far. She noted that this is the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Ottawa and that OPH recommendations are intended to slow the spread of the virus in the community. 

Consult Ottawa Public Health’s website for the most current and complete  information.