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  • Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering a new Returns and Holds Pickup service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    Find the details of this new service here.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email.

Welcome High School Students!


Beat exam stress in the comfort of the library.  Questions? Ask library staff—we’re here to help.  Get caught studying in any OPL branch between January 15-31 and you might be rewarded with a treat!

 We have partnered with Ottawa Therapy Dogs to offer dog therapy programs at various branches during the Teen Exam Cram period.  You will have the chance to meet and interact with therapy dogs, and to de-stress while you are studying for your exams.

Participating branches:

Ruth E. Dickinson branch (100 Malvern Drive)

  • Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018 
    Time:  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 
    Time:  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Alta Vista branch (2516 Alta Vista Drive)

  • Date:  Monday, January 22, 2018
    Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

In addition to helping teens, the dog therapy programs are available to all individuals who might be experiencing stress, anxiety, or who are going through a difficult time. OPL customers can visit one of the participating branches to experience firsthand how meeting a new furry friend can help them.

Best of luck on your exams!

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