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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until Monday, April 6, 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 will be 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, will be 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.

Laser Cutter Certification. Note: Feb 29 is cancelled. Moved to March 14

Imagine Space staff will introduce participants to the proper use of the laser cutters.

Certification is an introduction to:

  • Safe use of the equipment;
  • Acceptable materials;
  • An overview of policies and procedures;
  • Preparation of a basic print file;
  • Hands-on laser cutter use.

A full, up-to-date, registered Ottawa Public Library card is required in order to obtain certification in the Imagine Space.

Customers must complete this certification and sign a Customer Agreement in order to access the Library’s laser cutters.

Customers 13–17 years old require a parent or guardian’s signature.




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