Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account.

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à la carte - food literacy

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The Ottawa Public Library serves up fresh programs, activities and events to raise awareness about how we are connected to the food we eat and grow.

Read these digital stories brought to you by à la carte to highlight what is happening in our food culture and community:

Giving Back

Photo of canned food in a boxRead: Giving Back

Preserving the Harvest

Photo of vegetables in a basketRead: Preserving the Harvest

Who's Watching

Photo of child watching televisionRead: Who's Watching

Food for Thought

Photo of child gardeningRead: Food for Thought

Think Outside

Photo of plants in a copper potRead: Think Outside

Of Birds and Bees

Photo of a beeRead: Of Birds and Bees

The Future of Food

Photo of a futuristic greenhouseRead: The Future of Food

Time to Grow

Photo of hands and a tomatoRead: Time to Grow

Food Waste

Photo of food wasteRead: Food Waste

Food that Works

Photo of vegetables on a cutting boardRead: Food that Works

Comfort Food

Photo of comfort foodRead: Comfort Food

Healthy Snacking / Collations santéby sherry_library