Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services

13/01/2021

OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account

Beaverbrook Book Drop

Please note that as of Monday, November 9, the exterior book drop at the Beaverbrook branch will be available during opening hours. The book drop will not be available when the branch is closed.

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Beaverbrook

Hours for the week of Jan 11, 2021
Day of weekOpening times
Monday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SundayClosed

Next system-wide closure: Feb 15, 2021

Curbside returns and holds pickup service will be offered at this branch during the provincial shutdown period starting December 26. Customers will not be allowed inside the branch during this time. All in-branch services will not be available during the shutdown period. 

Customers will be able to return items and pick up holds without an appointment. Returns of library items will only be accepted during hours of operations. Customers will need to bring their library cards and line up at the branch entrance to pick up their holds. Mask wearing remains mandatory. 

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  • 2500 Campeau
    OttawaOntario K2K 2W3
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
    Public transit routes:
    62,161,164
Beaverbrook photo

Nearest branches

Hazeldean photo
50 Castlefrank
Centennial photo
3870 Old Richmond
Stittsville photo
1637 Stittsville Main
Transit next stop time
CAMPEAU / JOHN MLACAK ARENA ( 2421 )
Bus number Time Direction

62
07:27
07:57
Tunney's Pasture
CAMPEAU / JOHN MLACAK ARENA ( 2422 )
Bus number Time Direction

62
07:47
08:17
Stittsville & Terry Fox

Please note that as of Monday, November 9, the exterior book drop at the Beaverbrook branch will be available during opening hours. The book drop will not be available when the branch is closed.

List of meeting rooms, capacities and links to reserve.
Title Capacity Équipement Rates Note
Meeting room A 45
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard
City of Ottawa Room Rates Includes tables, chairs, projector and small sink/counter. No hot food permitted.
Meeting room B 45
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard
City of Ottawa Room Rates Includes tables, chairs, projector and small sink/counter. No hot food permitted.

Branch features

Library service in the Beaverbrook area started in a room, in a community centre, in 1967. In 1970, it moved to a space next to the firehall. A new building next to the Mlacak Centre opened in 1996, and the branch found a new home. The branch was closed from February 19, 2013 to August 5, 2014 to receive extensive renovations and an expansion at this same location.  The branch now features two public meeting rooms, as well as numerous small rooms for group work. There is an expanded children’s area, increased seating, and a book store run by the Friends of the OPL. The Kanata Room houses the stained glass window designed and produced by Beaverbrook customers - a colourful reminder of the community spirit that lives in the branch.

Thirteen concrete turtle sculptures roam the Beaverbrook branch. A turtle mural meanders across the building near the John G Mlacak Centre entrance. Local artist Christopher Griffin created the artworks, Blanding’s Turtles of the South March Highlands, with a team of volunteers in 2014. The project was inspired by the natural ecosystems of Kanata and its important local species.