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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. 


Teen Drop-in / Heures d'ados

Spend the afternoon playing video games, board games, chess, card games, reading, doing crafts, watching movies or hanging out with other teens! Ages 13-18.  Drop-in, but registration is required if you wish to participate in the following special activities:

July 15:  Create your own song - learn how to create your own song using Apple Loops.  Register at

July 22: Chocolate Marshmallows -   creation of chocolate and candy coated marshmallows.  Register at

July 29: Art journal - creation of an art journal.  All supplies provided.  Register at



Passez votre après-midi à jouer aux jeux vidéo, aux jeux de société, aux échecs, aux jeux de cartes, à lire, à bricoler, à visionner des films ou à passer du temps avec d’autres ados!  Pour les 13 à 18 ans.  Accès libre, par contre, les inscriptions sont requises si vous désirez participer aux activités spéciales suivantes:

15 juillet:  Créer votre propre musique - venez apprendre comment créer votre propre musique en utilisant "Apple Loops".  Inscrivez vous à

22 juillet: Choco-guimauve - création de guimauves enrobées de chocolats et de bonbons.  Inscrivez vous à

29 juillet: Journal créatif - création d'un journal créatif.  Le matériel est fourni.  Inscrivez vous à




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