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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.

Voter Information Kiosk at the Main Branch


Getting ready for your first time voting in a Canadian federal election? Have recent changes to ridings or voter identification rules left you with questions about where to vote, or what kind of ID to bring to the polls?

Join us at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Friday, October 2 for a voter information kiosk provided by Elections Canada! The information kiosk will be located in the lobby of the Main Branch, and Elections Canada representatives will be on hand from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to answer your questions and provide informational material. These specialists can also provide information about how Elections Canada can assist with your needs relating to accessibility, mobility, and multicultural accommodations.