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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June

    29/05/2020

    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Get a Library Card

SPECIAL NOTICE: As a temporary cardholder, you can access OPL eContent during the closure period by contacting InfoService by email InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca or by telephone 613 580-2940.

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.