Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches

17/06/2021

There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For 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.