UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22

17/02/2021

Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Didn't get a chance to pick up books before we closed? Don't worry, we have extensive collections for you to browse online. Explore our many eBook and eAudiobook platforms, download the book onto your device and escape into a new world with your next great read. We have also combed through the internet and put together a list of some great external websites which we recommend.

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Read a book online | Lire un livre en ligneby ProgramDevelopment

Here’s some of the best resources from the web for free online books. Please note that these are external links which will take you away from the Ottawa Public Library website. // Voici quelques-unes des meilleures ressources du Web pour des livres numériques gratuits. Veuillez noter que ce sont des liens externes, en cliquant sur ces liens vous sortirez du site Web de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa.

  • Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg (PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, and includes many full texts of public domain books such as classics. / Le projet Gutenberg (PG) est un effort volontaire pour numériser et archiver des œuvres culturelles et comprend le texte integrale pour de nombreux livres du domaine public tels que des classiques.
  • LibriVox | Free public domain audiobooks

    LibriVox audiobooks are read by volunteers from all over the world.
  • Litterature audio.com

    Recensement des livres audio disponibles gratuitement sur internet.
  • Open Library

    Open Library provides online access to many public domain and out-of-print books.