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  • Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL

    12/06/2020

    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.

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.