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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups


    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 


    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Jobs and careers

Ottawa Public Library resources, services and programs help all wanting to learn techniques for searching for a job or career.

To learn how to succeed in your job search, to be proactive and reach potential employers, explore the guide below.

Job Searching Guide

Explore books and websites on topics related to job searching and careers

External Events

Ottawa Public Library invites you to attend the Ultimate Strategy Toolkit three-part series. We had planned these career workshops before the COVID-19 emergency closures. We...


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Online resources

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Learning Express Library

Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses and exam preparation for work and life at all school levels.
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With over 4,000 video courses from top experts, is the place to go for learning technology, creative and business skills you can use today.
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A directory of 2.1 million Canadian company profiles compiled from telephone directories, annual reports, government data, chamber of commerce information, business magazines, newspapers, specialty directories, and postal services information. Enables entrepreneurs, job-hunters, and consumers to find businesses in any industry...
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Worxica, a curated job vacancy archive, is Canada's first free big data job market research tool. It's built specifically for job seekers and recruiters. The tools is a curated, online archive of two million Canadian job vacancies advertised over the...


The Ultimate Career Strategy Toolkit

A three-part series of professional workshops to help you advance your career. Each workshop...

Financial Literacy Month at OPL

The theme for Financial Literacy Month in Canada is Take Charge of Your Finances...

Career Reboot Group 

Career Reboot Group at Ottawa Public Library has another great season of workshops helping job seekers and career changers.

Job Search Help

Did you know that the library, in conjuction with the Community Employment Resource Centre...