Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services

20/01/2021

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 cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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Ottawa Public Library Genealogy Collection

Circulating collection

A wide selection of genealogy books, e-books, and DVDs can be borrowed. These include:

Reference collection

  • Located at MainNepean Centrepointe, and Cumberland branches
  • Includes:
    • census indexes
    • indexes to civil registration
    • cemetery and church record transcriptions
    • indexes to land records
    • newspaper indexes
    • historical Ottawa newspapers
    • city and county directories
    • family histories
    • local and county histories
    • historical atlases and maps
  • Our collection concentrates most heavily on the Ottawa Valley, southeastern Ontario, and southwestern Quebec, but the rest of Ontario and other provinces are also covered

Finding library materials

Look for material in the library’s online catalogue. Searching tips:

  • To find the genealogy of a specific family