Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


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 cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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One eRead Canada: an evening with Kim Thúy

Join us for an evening in the company of the delightful author Kim Thúy to discuss some of the many themes that arise from her profoundly moving work. The evening will begin with a reading of excerpts by the author, followed by a conversation with CBC host Shelagh Rogers and a live Q&A.

Join us live on Facebook, January 19 at 7 pm. You do not need to log in or have a Facebook account to view this online event. Live close captioning will be available.

About Kim Thúy

Born in Saigon in 1968, Kim Thúy left Vietnam with the boat people at the age of ten and settled with her family in Quebec. A graduate in translation and law, she has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, restaurant owner, and commentator on radio and television. She lives in Montreal and devotes herself to writing.

About the initiative

One eRead Canada is the first national, bilingual (English and French) digital eBook club featuring the exquisite, celebrated novel Vi by Kim Thúy. Readers from St John’s to Nanaimo to Whitehorse along with more than 600 public libraries will be taking part in this simultaneous reading party.

Until January 31, 2021, you have unlimited access to Vi by Kim Thúy, in eBook and eAudiobook formats. The book is available on Cloud, Overdrive and Cantook Station in both languages – without holds or waitlists – with nothing but your library card. Read Vi and join the conversation!

Photo Credits: Jean-François Brière