• Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • 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 PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 


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Tax Benefits and Credits Info Clinics


It’s time to start thinking about Tax Planning!  For low to moderate income earners, there are many tax benefits and credits available through the Canadian Government.  
Find out about all that you can take advantage of to get a better refund on your income tax return. 
A bilingual officer from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will share information on tax-related topics such as:

  • Benefits and credits available  (GST/HST, Canada Child Benefit, Disability Tax Credit and more)
  • Medical Expenses
  • Plus topics for Seniors, Newcomers, and Persons with Disabilities
  • Free Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics coming in March and April.

Join us and bring your questions! 

Choose the date and location that works for you!  Registration recommended. Drop-ins welcome!

Greely, Wednesday, February 19, 6:30-8:00 pm
Emerald Plaza, Thursday, February 20, 6:30 -8:30 pm 
Hazeldean, Friday, February 21, 2-3:30 pm
North Gloucester, Saturday, February 22, 2-4 pm (en français)
Greenboro, Monday, February 24, 1:30-3:00 pm
Centennial, Monday, February 24, 6:30-8:00 pm
Alta Vista, Wednesday, February 26, 6:30-8:00 pm