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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    28/05/2020

    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 

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    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Musical Instruments

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Acoustic Bass Guitar

1 bass guitar + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case

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Acoustic Guitar - Steel-string Full Size, Left-handed

1 guitar + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case.

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Acoustic Guitar, Nylon-string 1/2 Size

1 guitar + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case
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Acoustic Guitar, Nylon-string 1/2 Size, Left-handed

1 guitar + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case

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Acoustic Guitar, Nylon-string 3/4 Size

1 guitar + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case
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Acoustic Guitar, Nylon-string 3/4 Size, Left-handed

1 guitar + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case

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Acoustic Guitar, Nylon-string Full Size, Left-handed

1 guitar + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case

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Acoustic Guitar, Nylon-string Full Size, Right-handed

1 guitar + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case

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Acoustic Guitar, Steel-string 3/4 Size

1 guitar + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case

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Acoustic Guitar, Steel-string 3/4 Size, Left Handed

1 guitar + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case

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Acoustic Guitar, Steel-string Full Size

1 guitar + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case

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Banjo, 5 string

1 banjo + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case.

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Cello 1/2 Size

1 cello + 1 bow + 1 tuner + 1 block of rosin + 1 instrument case.

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Digital Keyboard, 61 Note

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Digital Piano, 88-note

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Electric Guitar

1 electric guitar + 1 amp + 1 power cable + 1 amp cable + 1 tuner + 1 instrument case + 1 amp cover.

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Electric Guitar 3/4 Size

1 electric guitar + 1 amp + 1 power
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Mandolin

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Percussion - Bell Set

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Percussion - Bongo

1 set of bongo drums

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Percussion - Cajon

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Percussion - Djembe

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Percussion - Doumbek

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Percussion - Mridangam

1 hand drum + 1 instrument case.

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Ukulele, soprano

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Ukulele, tenor

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Violin 1/2 Size

1 violin + 1 bow + 1 block of rosin + 1 instrument case.

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Violin 1/4 Size

1 violin + 1 bow + 1 block of rosin + 1 instrument case.

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Violin 1/8 Size

1 violin + 1 bow + 1 block of rosin + 1 instrument case.

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Violin 3/4 Size

1 violin + 1 bow + 1 block of rosin + 1 instrument case.

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Violin Full Size

1 violin + 1 bow + 1 block of rosin + 1 instrument case.

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Borrowing Guidelines

  • You must return the musical instrument to the Library branch from which you borrowed it (either Main or Nepean Centrepointe branch), during opening hours.
  • You can place a hold on an instrument, but you must choose to pick it up at the Library branch where it is located. The instruments will not be transferred to any other location.
  • Instruments are available to all OPL customers with a Library card in good standing.
  • The instruments are not available to customers using the Smart Library program.
  • You can check out one musical instrument at a time.
  • The borrowing period is for three weeks with the possibility of three renewals if there are no outstanding holds. As an OPL cardholder, you are responsible for the musical instrument while it is in your possession.
  • If it is not returned or is damaged, a replacement or repair cost will be assessed to your account.

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