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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    28/05/2020

    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 

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    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Getting started with cloudLibrary - French audiobooks

Getting Started with cloudLibrary app to get eAudiobooks on your Android device

  1. Install cloudLibrary from Google Play

  2. Open the cloudLibrary app. You will first get a welcome screen. Tap anywhere to continue. Next, it will first ask you to select a Country. Make sure that Canada (CA) is selected. Tap on ‘Ontario’ and then tap on ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’ from the list of libraries.
  3. Enter your library card / PIN and tap on ‘Login’. By continuing you are agreeing to cloudLibrary’s terms of use.
  4. Start browsing the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request.
  • Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My Books’ and ‘Holds’.
  • If you already have the cloudLibrary app installed on your device, open the app and tap on the icon of a person in the top right corner. Tap on ‘Add Account’. Select the language of your choice and then tap on the screen. Select Canada, and then Ontario and then ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’ from the list.
  • To toggle between the eAudiobook and express eBook collections tap on the person icon and tap the appropriate collection nam

Getting Started with cloudLibrary for Windows With a Windows computer

  1.  Visit the cloudLibrary page at: https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/oplaudio/Featured
  2. Click on Login and enter your library card and PIN
  3.  Start browsing the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request. Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My books’ and ‘Holds’.
  4. Click on ‘Listen’. The eAudiobook will start playing in your web browser. Please note that offline listening is not available through the web app.

Getting started with cloudLibrary using iPhone/iPad

  1.  Download cloudLibrary from the app store.
  2. Open the cloudLibrary app. You will first get a welcome screen. Tap anywhere to continue. Next, it will ask you to select a Country. Make sure that Canada (CA) is selected. Tap on Ontario and then tap on ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’from the list of libraries.
  3. Enter your library card / PIN and tap on Login. By continuing you are agreeing to cloudLibrary’s terms of use.
  4.  Browse the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request. Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My books’ and ‘Holds’.
  5. If you already have the cloudLibrary app installed on your device, open the app and tap on the icon of a person in the top right corner. Tap on ‘Add Account’. Select the language of your choice and then tap on the screen. Select Canada, and then Ontario and then ‘Collection de livres audio de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library Audiobook Collection’ from the list. To toggle between the French eAudiobook and express English eBook collections tap on the person icon and tap the appropriate collection name.

Getting Started with cloudLibrary for Mac With a Mac computer

  1. Visit our page at: https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/oplaudio/Featured
  2. Click on Login and enter your library card and PIN. By continuing you are agreeing to cloudLibrary’s terms of use.
  3.  Browse the collection. You can check out any available title or place a request. Checked out titles are available under ‘My Books’ and ‘Reading’ and requested titles can be found under ‘My books’ and ‘Holds’.
  4. Click on ‘Listen’. The eAudiobook will start playing in your web browser. Please note that offline listening is not available through the web app.