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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL

    07/07/2020

    OPL is offering contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. Find the details of this new service and branch opening dates here.

    • 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 PICKUPS are by appointment only. Make an appointment here.

    In accordance with Ottawa Public Health directive, please wear a mask when entering a branch.

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

Accessible collections

OPL’s accessible collections can be requested and delivered to any branch.  They include the following material:

Descriptions and locations of the accessible collection

Items

Language

Description

Availability

Large print books (adult)

English

Unabridged texts with clear type in at least 13-point font.

All branches, Bookmobile stops and via Homebound Services

Large print books (children)

English

Unabridged texts with clear type in at least 13-point font.

Select branches, bookmobile stops and via Homebound Services

Children’s braille books

English and French

Picture books with braille overlay.

Beaverbrook, Elmvale Acres, Main & Nepean Centrepointe branches

Audiobooks

Varies by item

MP3 CD, CD and downloadable audiobooks.

All branches, bookmobile stops and via Homebound Services

DAISY audiobooks (adult) English and French DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) audiobook on CD for customers with print disabilities. Can contain up to 30 hours of material on one CD.

Beaverbrook, Carlingwood Elmvale Acres, Greenboro , Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Orleans, St- Laurent, Stittsville and via Homebound Services

DAISY audiobooks (children and teen) English and French

DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) audiobook on CD for customers with print disabilities. Can contain up to 30 hours of material on one CD.

Elmvale Acres

eBooks

Varies by item

eBooks available in PDF, EPUB and OverDrive READ formats (accessibility features vary by item).

Online

DVDs with subtitles

Varies by item

Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

All branches, Bookmobile stops and via Homebound Services

Audio Described DVDS Varies by item Video recordings for the visually impaired. Includes narration of visual elements.

All branches, Bookmobile stops and via Homebound Services

RAPP packs English and French

Literacy packs for children aged 0-8.
Created in collaboration with ALSO (Alternative Learning Styles and Outlooks)

Beaverbrook, Carlingwood, Cumberland, Greenboro, St-Laurent, and Sunnyside
Assistive Listening Devices n/a Portable device used to amplify sound for people who are hard of hearing. Customers can borrow these devices for events, meetings and programs that take place at OPL.

All branches

iCanada iPods English and French Red iPod shuffle preloaded with a selection of Canadian content, including: including music, audiobooks and OPL Canada 150 audio programs. Each iCanada iPod is unique, allowing you to discover new content with every checkout.

All branches, Bookmobile stops and via Homebound Services

Victor Reader Classic (DAISY player)  English

Victor Readers have self-voicing controls and allow the listener to jump from page to page in an audiobook and bookmark specific pages. DAISY players can play audiobooks (CD, MP3 CD and DAISY CD) and music CDs.

Place a hold via the catalogue to pick up at any branch.

Victor Reader Stratus (DAISY player) English and French Victor Readers have self-voicing controls and allow the listener to jump from page to page in an audiobook and bookmark specific pages. DAISY players can play audiobooks (CD, MP3 and DAISYs) and music CDs.

Place a hold via the catalogue to pick up at any branch.

Victor Reader Stream (DAISY player) English Victor Readers have self-voicing controls and allow the listener to jump from page to page in an audiobook and bookmark specific pages. Plays downloadable digital files.

Place a hold via the catalogue to pick up at any branch.

 

Eligible customers with print disabilities have access to additional accessible collections through OPL’s partnership with the Centre for Equitable Library Access.