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  • Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering a new Returns and Holds Pickup service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    Find the details of this new service here.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email.

National Geographic - Explorer Classroom - June 17 - August 30


At National Geographic, we believe in the power of exploration, wonder, and storytelling to change the world.

To support educators and families and to keep young minds engaged this summer, we are pleased to share our first-ever National Geographic Summer Learning Series. Over the course of eight weeks, National Geographic will offer unique opportunities for young people to stay engaged in meaningful learning, ignite their spirit of exploration, and connect with others. Each week, virtually visit a different part of the world and learn about its geographic features, population, climate, ecology, biodiversity, culture, history and more.

Starting the week of June 15th, Explorer Classroom has a new schedule. Join us for live events on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The live video events, streamed on YouTube, connect young people with National Geographic Explorers—leading scientists, researchers, educators and storytellers—as they share their stories and experiences from the field. 

Events are free and open to the public. Register for a chance at one of six on-camera spots to ask Explorers your questions face to face!


Please note that this is an external link which will take you away from the Ottawa Public Library website. While this event is not affiliated with the library, we hope you will enjoy it and other virtual events that we share during social isolation.