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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended. 
    • HOLDS PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 


This November, we're hosting author visits for kids, teens and adults!

pen writing

We love having company! Look who's dropping by to talk books, literature and the art of writing! 
November 1: Maureen Jennings (No Known Grave)
November 1: David Weale (Door In the Air)
November 4: Balwant Bhaneja (Troubled Pilgrimage: Passage to Pakistan)
November 6: T. Robert Fowler (Courage Rewarded: The Valour of Canadian Soldiers Under Fire 1900-2011)
November 8: Sonia Tilson (The Monkey Puzzle Tree)
November 12: Barbara Fradkin (memoir writing workshop)
November 15: Monia Mazigh (Mirrors and Mirages)
November 17: E. Lockhart + Sara Mlynowski (Author of the Ruby Oliver books) + (Author of Whatever after series)

Image: No Known Grave

No Known Grave

By Jennings, Maureen
Image: Troubled Pilgrimage

Troubled Pilgrimage

Passage to Pakistan
By Bhaneja, Balwant
Image: Courage Rewarded

Courage Rewarded

The Valour of Canadian Soldiers Under Fire, 1900 to 2011
By Fowler, T. Robert
Image: The Monkey Puzzle Tree

The Monkey Puzzle Tree

A Novel
By Tilson, Sonia
Image: Mirrors and Mirages

Mirrors and Mirages

A Novel
By Mazigh, Monia
Image: None So Blind

None So Blind

By Fradkin, Barbara Fraser
Image: We Were Liars

We Were Liars

By Lockhart, E.