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  • 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. 


Win a pair of tickets to Ottawa Comiccon!


We are excited to be participating in Ottawa Comiccon this year for the fifth time! To celebrate, we are giving you the chance to win two general admission tickets to Ottawa Commicon on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Visit the Library’s mini Bookmobile in front of the EY Centre while you’re there. We will have lots of items from our collections and Imagine Space to show you!

To enter this draw, log into Twitter and let us know your favourite comic book series or graphic novel between May 6 and May 8. Use our handle @opl_bpo in your submission tweet, and make sure to include Comiccon’s handle, @OttawaCC, because they would love to hear it too!

We will tweet the name of the winner and send a private Twitter message on Monday, May 9, 2016. The tickets will be sent to the winner by email.

We would like to thank Comiccon for providing the tickets.

A valid OPL card is not required to enter this contest.

Autographs and Photo Ops are not included. Tickets do not include access to special events where additional tickets are required.

For full contest rules, please visit this page.


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