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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.

Take a trip to Summerland, the OPL’s 2020 Summer Reading Club!   


Running out of activities and reading for your kids? Join the OPL Summer Reading Club this summer!  

As summer approaches, all eyes turn to the Library for Ottawa Public Library’s Summer Reading Club. We are pleased to announce an engaging online summer program for children aged 2 to 12, starting June 22, 2020 and continuing until August 21, 2020. This new virtual program, called Summerland, is designed to support continuity in children’s literacy and keep children entertained and upbeat all summer long. 

Children across Ottawa are invited to join fun online activities such as reading, art, dance, games, technology, and interesting discussions with renowned presenters.  Here is a sneak peak of what we will be offering: 

  • Storytimes 

  • Arts and crafts 

  • Dance 

  • Technology 

  • Science 

  • Music 

  • Drama 

  • Special guests and more! 

The Kids' Zone will be redesigned to serve as a portal where you will find all the information regarding various online programs, their schedule, and the registration process.   

In addition to OPL activities, our young readers and visitors to Summerland will also be able to enjoy a full range of eBooks and activities featured on the TD Summer Reading Club website and will be able to create their own online reading notebook. 

This summer, children in Ottawa will enjoy a variety of programs designed for all tastes, allowing them to stimulate their intellectual curiosity, develop their interest in reading and learn while having fun.   

Stay tuned for news next week on when registration opens. In the meantime, include Summerland in your summer plans and get ready for a wonderful summer of discovery and growth.