UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22


Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Bookmobile begins modified service Monday, August 17


The Bookmobile will begin offering contactless returns and holds pickup service on Monday, August 17, with a modified schedule. No appointment is needed to pick up holds or return items at the Bookmobile.  


The Bookmobile will be serving the following stops:


  • Hunt Club (3310 McCarthy)
  • Bayshore (175 Woodridge)
  • Riverside (747 Ridgewood)
  • Farley Mowat (75 Waterbridge)
  • Rideauview (4310 Shoreline)
  • Strathcona (731 Chapel Crescent)
  • Carleton Heights (1665 Apeldoorn)
  • Vars (5750 Buckland)
  • Cambridge (250 Cambridge Street North)


At this time, in-person browsing will not be available on the Bookmobile.


As of Monday, August 17, Bookmobile holds that are designated for a closed stop will be available for pick up at any of the open stops on the modified schedule.


The Kiosk at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre remains closed for the moment. Kiosk holds will be available for pickup at the Bookmobile’s Hunt Club stop on Mondays (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) and Wednesdays (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.).


For the full Bookmobile schedule, please visit the Bookmobile page.


Health and Safety          


Masks are required to be worn inside the Bookmobile, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law.


The health and safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority.  For more information on health and safety, please visit this page.



Just ask where can I return books from Manotic area?


The Manotick branch is currently closed, but you can return books to any open branch during operational hours or to a Bookmobile stop (see https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services for a list of open branches). For Manotick, the nearest open branches are Ruth E. Dickinson in Barrhaven and Greely. You can find the a map of branches, as well as their hours, on this page: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/library. Thank you.