Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services

26/01/2021

OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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Do you find yourself with lots of free time on your hands? Keep your mind occupied by learning something new! Watch a How-To video on Video On Demand, freshen up your computer skills with Lynda.com, learn how to sing or play an instrument with ArtistWorks and so much more. We have also combed through the internet and put together a list of some great external websites which we recommend

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  • Homepage of Access Video on Demand
    Access Video on Demand is a streaming video platform with a focus on educational films. The collection includes 41,213 videos, 331,668 video segments and 1,094 subject categories. The topics range from Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Science, Mathematics and...
  • Homepage of Ancestry Library
    A collection of thousands of individual genealogy databases from many different institutions. It includes American, Canadian and U.K. sources as well as some for Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Canadian coverage includes major sources such as the censuses from 1851...
    Remote Access will be valid temporarily until March 31, 2021. Previously Ancestry Library was only available for in-library use.
  • Homepage of ArtistWorks
    Access to beginner to advanced lessons for instruments, voice and art.
  • Homepage for Lynda.com
    With over 4,000 video courses from top experts, Lynda.com is the place to go for learning technology, creative and business skills you can use today.
    Lynda.com will be upgraded to LinkedIn Learning on January 13, 2021. For more detailed information, please check the blog post “Lynda.com upgrading to LinkedIn Learning”
  • Homepage for L’amour des temps
    Online courses to improve your French grammar.
    L'amour des temps is no longer available. This application requires Adobe's Flash player, Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021
    The vendor ClarityEnglish didn’t migrate Flash content to new standards yet and could not provide the timeline on when they could finish this update
  • Homepage for Mango Languages
    Mango Languages offers 40 online language learning courses for English speakers and 15 English courses for non-English speakers. Each course has 100 lessons. In each lesson, the students see text and hear dialog that they are invited to repeat.
  • Homepage for Toutapprendre
    Free and unlimited online courses in French. Learn languages, sewing, singing, coding for kids, and more!

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