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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. Find the details of this new service and branch opening dates here.

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • HOLDS PICKUPS are by appointment only. Make an appointment here.

    In accordance with Ottawa Public Health directive, please wear a mask when entering a branch.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email.

Seed Saving and Seed Library


Our first Seed Saving program of the year will be at the St. Laurent branch on Wednesday, March 8. Please join us in this workshop that heralds spring and get free seeds from the Ottawa Seed Library. Start Growing Now!


The practice of seed saving and sharing promotes genetic diversity of crops and overall food security. This workshop will provide an overview of seed saving and will include the opportunity to access free seeds through the Ottawa Seed Library. Borrow seeds and return them at the end of the season to keep the seed library growing!  This program is offered as part of the à la carte food literacy project in partnership with Just Food. Funded by the government of Ontario.

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A list of books and other resources to complement our seed library.