• 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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The Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library is hosting its second annual BiblioCon, a celebration of all things comics and geek culture. BiblioCon will include vendors, superhero storytime, a booksmack, crafts, face painting, button making, picture taking with a green screen and presentations by graphic novel experts. This event is free and open to all ages. Wear a costume and participate in the masquerade and parade!

La succursale Centrale de la bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa présentera notre deuxième BiblioCon, une célébration de tout ce qui est bandes dessinées et culture geek. BiblioCon va inclure des vendeurs, un programme de conte superhéros, bricolages, maquillage, création de macarons, photos sur écran vert, et présentations d’experts en bandes dessinées. Cet évènement est gratuit et ouvert à tous. Venez costumé et participez dans notre mascarade et défilé !


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