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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. 


Pride Film Series | Main Branch

Join us at the library for free screenings of LGBTQIA* films during August. Bring your friends, come in from the heat, and relax with these dramatic, heartfelt, and funny films. The perfect low key evening to break up a busy month.

Love, Simon
Thursday August 8th, 6:30 pm

"Everyone deserves a great love story, but for seventeen year old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online."

The Favourite
Thursday August 15th, 6:30 pm

Rated 14A
"Early eighteenth-century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When a new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots."

The Matrix
Thursday August 29th, 6:30 pm

The influential sci-fi hit from transgender directors, and sisters, Lana and Lilly Wachowski.
"Computer hacker realizes the world is a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us."

Don't forget about our special feature screening of Queer Edge: From Gay to Queer Liberation with a Talkback panel featuring the director. See the link below for details!

Note: Many of the films contain mature subject and are intended for an older audience.



Age group

Adults 50-plus