• The following branches are closed due to the power outage:

    Carlingwood

    Emerald Plaza

    Nepean Centrepointe

    Richmond

    Ruth E. Dickinson

    Sunnyside

    We will be updating this list as power returns to the affected areas.

    Bookmobile service and Homebound deliveries are cancelled on Monday.

  • Please note: branches that are open might experience issues with WiFi access and public computers might be down.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • Hold extension

    We recognize that many residents were impacted by the power outages. We have extended all HOLDS until Tuesday for all customers.

Homebound services

Eligibility

OPL customers can request to have OPL employees regularly select Library materials and deliver them to their door every month. This free, bilingual service is available to borrowers who are confined to their home or residence for more than 3 months because of age, illness or disability and cannot visit a Library branch or Bookmobile stop.

How to register

To register for this service, please contact Homebound Services at 613-580-2944 or email Homebound@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca. An OPL employee will work with you to find the delivery program that best suits your needs.

For customers with print disabilities who require delivery of materials from the Talking Book collection, please complete and submit the Talking Book Service registration form. See the [#2212] description for more information.

How to choose and receive Library materials

  • Library employees select materials for you based on your profile, and/or you may also request specific titles.
  • Materials are delivered to you every four weeks, either by OPL employees or volunteers. The Library delivers to individual homes and senior residences.

Homebound Services also provides a selection of materials for institutional activity programs for seniors. Please note that not all DVDs in the collection have Public Performance Rights. Borrowing institutions are responsible for obtaining any required site licenses.

Discover the Homebound Services in this video by AMI (Accessible Media Inc.)