UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22

17/02/2021

Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Reading recommendations from Bookish

20/05/2014

We have added an exciting new feature to our catalogue, reading recommendations from Bookish. Bookish uses an algorithm that identifies recommended books based on similar characteristics. Unlike recommendations that are based on what other readers are checking out, the Bookish engine matches users to books based on dozens of attributes and filters out irrelevant titles. Users visiting the Library’s online catalog can find recommended books by clicking on a selected title to see a set of related titles that might be of interest. It also filters out any titles that we do not have in our collection.

Discovery of new items and exploring your interests is a key part of our catalogue and this new feature will help enhance the discovery process. 

Reviews are currently only available for English titles but we are working on providing a recommendation service for French titles. 

See Bookish in action with these popular titles: 

 

Image: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

By Collins, Suzanne
Image: David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
By Gladwell, Malcolm