Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

29/07/2021

We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Colonel By Day: August 2

29/07/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on our website. 

Temporary closure: Alta Vista

23/07/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches

29/07/2021

Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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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.