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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. 


Applying for a Job with the City of Ottawa Municipal Government - Career Reboot Group

Do you want to work for the City of Ottawa?  Don't miss this session with Matt Graham, a former Hiring Manager at the City of Ottawa, to learn first-hand knowledge and insider tips on how to go about the process and how to distinguish yourself.    

You will learn about the process of finding postings of jobs, tips on how to fill out the application and how to limit your chances of getting screened out, and details of what to do after you apply.  Followed by great advice on how to prepare for an interview or test, how to sell yourself, how to prepare for the conversation at the interview, what the hiring manager looks for, and more.   Matt will then discuss the probation period once you are in, and the internal job postings and training opportunities available.  

Bring your questions and learn from an expert!

Registration recommended. Drop-ins also welcome. 

Matt Graham has worked in the building construction industry for 37 years.  From his 32-year tenure with the City of Ottawa, Matt brings extensive knowledge of what it takes to navigate the City application process in a fast paced and competitive market. As hiring manager for job completions with his Branch, specifically for the building inspections division, Matt learned that hiring the best candidate with the right interpersonal skills, experience, and technical knowledge was key. Matt has always maintained the key to success is marketability, the elements you bring to the position that are beyond the posted requirements. Recently retired, Matt stays involved with those looking to advance their careers.



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