UPDATE: Curbside services during the stay-at-home order– effective Apr. 8

08/04/2021

Starting Thursday, April 8:

  • All our open branches will offer curbside returns and holds pick up.
  • Customers will no longer be permitted to enter the buildings.
  • The Bookmobile and Homebound Services will continue.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Borrowed items can only be returned when branches are open.
  • Mask wearing outside in line remains mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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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.

For more information about Homebound Services, watch this video from AMI!

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 month, either by OPL employees or volunteers. The Library delivers to individual homes, retirement residences and long term care facilities.

Homebound Services also provides a selection of materials for institutional activity programs for seniors.

How to register

To register for this service, please contact Homebound Services at 613-580-2944 or email Homebound@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.