• 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. 



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Silly Stories After Dinner


Are you celebrating the summer solstice? Do you play games during long car rides? Are you a Summer Reading Club veteran? We all have traditions, some only our family practices while others we share with the world. Tell us more about your family at Beaverbrook branch on our Community wall or in the comment section of this blog. Have a glance at the new additions below and learn more about your neighbours:



Most times, I play on the IPAD. Last night, I went to the park with my sister, and it poured rain while we raced home on our bikes.