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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until further notice. 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.

Isolation Recreation

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Online for you! In this period of social distancing, Ottawa Public Library offers you content for leisure and learning…at the tip of your fingertips. Isolation does not equal boredom – and we can help you answer the question: What can I do today? Creative activities, wellness tips, literary and cultural gems, learning tools, and much more – we’ve got lots to inspire, encourage, and entertain you during this period of social distancing. Discover OPL’s amazing online content that will help you make the most of this time out.

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