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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups


    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 


    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. 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.

Snow, snow, and even more snow! Winter activities and winter reads for teens.


Have you heard about Winterblast Weekend? It is happening next weekend (Friday, February 15 to Monday, February 18) and it is a weekend of Winterlude events just for teens and young adults.

What can you expect? 
• Evening DJs and dancing
• Giant snow slides
• Youth‐produced films that are short and sweet
• An exhibit by young artists about the moments that have defined them
• Museum tours from a different point of view and much more!

For a complete list of events, visit


Winter Town     After the Snow  Bittersweet 
  After all of that outdoor winter fun, if you want to come inside, warm up and pick up a good book to read,  here are some of our suggestions: Winter themed Novels for Teens to Read (with a Cup of Hot Chocolate)