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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.

Local History & Genealogy Drop-In Club 2020

Make 2020 the year you explore your roots.

Drop in anywhere from 2-4  to work on your family tree, share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research.  

Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch & the Ottawa Public Library will be here to answer questions & help you get the most from library resources. 

Bring your laptop, or tablet too! 

All Welcome; Come join us!

Local History & Genealogy Reference Department Second Floor

2-4pm on alternating Tuesdays; please see schedule at Right.  No Registration Required.



Age group

Adults 50-plus