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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.

Teen Services

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Welcome to Teen Services at the Ottawa Public Library! Find a new book to read, check out OPL’s youth volunteer opportunities and peruse the programs page for teen activities happening at a branch near you. Follow OPL’s Teen Blog for contest announcements, book reviews and more.

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Calling all Ottawa teens!

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BIG LIBRARY READ --- Funny, You Don't Look Autistic by Michael McCreary

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Ottawa Capital Music Awards

13/03/2020
The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) put out a call for nominations in early...

YA Book Review "Cursed" by Frank Miller and Thomas Wheeler Submitted

07/03/2020
“Cursed” by Thomas Wheeler and illustrated by Frank Miller is a book that really...

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