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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.

Update: Change of French eBook platform

Cantook Station

Update - February 28 :

We hope you are enjoying the new and improved French eBook experience! 

During a transfer, it is always possible that data is lost. If you notice incorrect information, such as missing holds, we invite you to contact us by calling us at 613-580-2940.

Update - February 14 : 

The migration to Cantook Station took place on Monday, February 11, 2019. You can now see the collection, and you can access your loans and holds. Unfortunately, because of a bug in MaBiblio, a number of holds were lost. They cannot provide a list of titles or customers affected by this loss. There is also a logout issue that De Marque is working on - some customers are not able to log out of their account normally.

The French eBook platform MaBiblio has been purchased by Canada’s largest French eBook provider, De Marque. Ottawa Public Library accounts and collections will be transferred to the De Marque platform - Cantook Station - on Monday, February 11.

The platform will be inaccessible for 24 hours during the migration.

Once this is complete, you will still need to log in, as with MaBiblio, and will continue to use Bluefire Reader or a browser to read. When logged in to Cantook Station, you will be able to see your loans and holds, browse and search, and consult help guides.

We hope you enjoy the new Cantook Station experience!


Il n'y a vraiment pas bcp de lives "populaires" numériques en français comparé à Overdrive...
Svp si possible d'ajouter d'autres livres en français pour ados (exemples de collections: Tabou, Chair de poule, Asclé, Nés à minuit, Harry Potter, Frissons...)! Aussi des bandes dessinées comme Garfield, Schtroumpf, Tintin, serait le fun à lire.

Il est vrai qu’on a moins de livres numériques en français que sur Overdrive en anglais. Malheureusement, il y a moins de livres disponibles à l’achat en français qu’en anglais. Par contre, nous possédons déjà les livres numériques de la série Harry Potter dans notre collection jeunesse. Nous allons aussi continuer d’ajouter de nouveaux titres régulièrement.