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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Project milestone for the OPL-LAC Joint Facility

Image of rendering of future Ottawa Public Library - Library and Archives Joint Facility

Another project milestone for the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility!

Three general contractors have pre-qualified for the construction of the OPL-LAC Joint Facility. This was the first step in the procurement process for the construction of the OPL-LAC Joint Facility. The City of Ottawa will issue onFriday, August 14 a tender package for Early Works to prepare the site for construction.

The pre-qualified general contractors are:

  • EllisDon
  • PCL
  • Pomerleau

The three pre-qualified contractors will be invited to present proposals for these early works which will include shoring, excavation and site remediation. It is expected this work will commence this fall.

The City of Ottawa will be releasing the tender for the main project construction to the three pre-qualified general contractors in early 2021, with construction expected to begin next summer.

Learn more about this new project milestone.

For details on this future landmark destination, visit

Take a virtual tour of the Town Hall of the OPL-LAC Joint Facility.