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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June


    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Ottawa Room Treasure: Our Heroes in the Great World War

Photo from book Our Heroes in the Great World War

A remarkable publication from 1919 that gives us photographs and brief service details for over a thousand Ottawa-area Officers, Nurses, NCOs, and men who enlisted in World War I – “the Great World War”.  It’s also a vivid contemporary account of Canada’s role in the war, and provides Nominal Rolls of the 38th, 22nd, 77th, 207th, and 230th Battalions from this region.

Our Heroes in the Great World War: Giving Facts and Details of Canada’s Part in the Greatest War in History, compiled by J.H. de Wolfe.  Ottawa: Patriotic Pub. Co., 1919.


This publication is available on the Internet Archive at