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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June

    29/05/2020

    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Imagine Space

Branch

Nepean Centrepointe
101 Centrepointe
Hours for the week of Jun 01, 2020
Day of weekOpening times
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Next system-wide closure: Jun 06, 2020

In April 2014, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa collaborated to open Ottawa’s first public makerspace entitled Imagine Space – an American corner. Makerspaces are creation and collaboration hubs, offering technologies and tools that allow customers to experiment and to create in a social setting. They are built on the premise that knowledge and learning is often better transmitted via sharing, collective problem solving, and task performance.

The following cutting edge equipment is available in the Imagine Space:

  • 3D printing and modeling
  • Laser cutting
  • Photo, video and audio editing
  • Green screen and video gear 
  • Hand tools and electronics
  • Wall-to-wall whiteboard

Equipment available

Canon EOS Rebel T6i Camera

The Canon EOS Rebel T6i Camera is an easy to use camera that lets you take high quality photographs. It comes with a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens and an external flash.

2-hour loan, must remain in branch

Check availability

3D design PC

The 3D design PC comes with a variety of 3D design software for creating and modifying your projects before printing them on one of the 3D printers.

Arduino Kit

Arduino micro-controllers are small yet powerful micro-controllers can be programmed to run anything from robots to household automated devices. They’re fantastic for learning programming and electronics.

7-day loans, not holdable

Check availability

Brother Scan and Cut

The Scan N Cut 2 cuts materials not permitted in the laser cutters (such as vinyl sheets) and is great for felt and cardstock.  Scan an image or add SVG files via the USB port. Tools are provided, just bring your own material. Available on a drop-in basis.

Button Maker

1 3/4" buttons
$0.25 per button

This will be equipment available for drop in use.
 

2-hour loan, must remain in branch

Check availability

Camera Tripod

This tripod is compatible with the Imagine Space's DSLR and Sony Handycam.

2-hour loan, must remain in branch

Check availability

David SLS-1 3D Scanner

David SLS-1 3D scanners are used to create digital versions of real life objects. The scanner works by rapidly firing patterns of structured light and capturing the images with a camera. Images from different angles can be stitched together to form a single 3D image fit for printing.

Home Studio Lighting Kit

Use the Home Studio Lighting Kit to light your video or photography project. This kit is compatible with the Imagine Space's DSLR and Sony Handycam.

2-hour loan, must remain in branch

Check availability

Laser cutter - Epilog Helix

The Epilog Helix laser cutter utilises a high powered laser to make precision cuts and engravings in a variety of materials, such as paper, wood, acrylic and glass. It has a table size 24" x 18". It has the ability to engrave or cut cylindrical items, like bottles or glasses with the Rim-Drive Rotary Attachment. 

Laser cutter - Epilog mini

The Epilog Mini 24 laser cutter utilises a high powered laser to make precision cuts and engravings in a variety of materials, such as paper, wood, acrylic and glass. It has a table size of 24" x 12". It has the ability to engrave or cut cylindrical items, like bottles or glasses with the Rim-Drive Rotary Attachment. 

Mac Pro + digital editing software

Makerbot 3D Printer

The MakerBot Replicator+ is a very user friendly device that customers can operate themselves. Makerbots work by melting a plastic filament, then extruding the liquid through a brass nozzle – just like a hot glue gun. The liquid quickly cools and hardens into shape.

Sense scanner

Archive and preserve artifacts, products and items as color 3D data and scan objects.

Sony Handycam

Use the Sony Handycam to shoot full HD movies.

2-hour loan, must remain in branch

Check availability

Studio Backdrop Support System

Green Screen is a tool for creating a special effect. By filming actors in front of a green screen, editors can superimpose the background image of their choice. 

2-hour loan, must remain in branch

Check availability