Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services

13/01/2021

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 would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account

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Online literacy tools

The Ottawa Public Library has a number of online tools to help you with literacy training.

  • Study online by using Learning Express Library! This is a database of practice tests and electronic manuals you can use to prepare for the TOEFL or GED.
  • Active Reading helps learners improve their reading skills in an effective and systematic way. Includes a wide range of text types at six levels as well as video, audio and hundreds of stimulating activities.
  • Business Writing helps learners develop their written business communication skills in the context of emails, SMS, letters and reports. Topics include the writing process, linking ideas and writing clearly.
  • Tense Buster is an ESL(English Second Language) program which focuses on helping students improve their reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar skills in five levels.