• 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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Teen Exam Help Available!


Do you need someone to proofread your final assignments or do you need help preparing for your final exams? Drop in to the Teen Zone at the Main branch on the following dates for help and advice from successful University of Ottawa students. 

Tuesday, June 2nd, 5-9PM

Tuesday, June 9th, 5-9PM

Tuesday, June 16th, 5-9PM

First come, first served. For more information contact jessica.halsall@ottawa.ca.