Contactless services inside branches – effective June 14

11/06/2021

As of June 14, 2021, there will be contactless services inside most branches, with capacity limits in place. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Get a temporary Ottawa Public Library (OPL) card from the comfort of your own home!

You must provide photo identification and proof of Ottawa residence at one of our branches or Bookmobile stops, before accessing online resources.

  • Borrow books, movies, music, games, and museum passes
  • Download eBooks, audiobooks and music
  • Access online resources and databases
  • Register for one of our many programs
  • Free wifi in all of our branches as well as PCs and Chromebooks
  • Free one-on-one consultations with Business, Jobs and Careers and Genealogy Specialists
  • Borrow material from our accessible collections in large print, DAISY format and more
  • We have 33 branches, 2 bookmobiles and kiosks to serve you
  • Use 3D printers, laser cutters, photo, video and audio editing software in our ImagineSpace

Please note: Customers can only have one library account. If you have lost your library card, please visit a branch to have a replacement card issued.