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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    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.

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Featured event:

Join Jen Stelzer, from EnviroCentre to learn about cycling in Ottawa, local infrastructure and tips for having a safe and comfortable ride in an...


Thursday Jul 9, 2020 at 12:30pm

Featured event:

Yoga and mindfulness provides us with powerful tools to help deal with the inevitable stressors in our personal and social lives by teaching us simple...


Thursday Jul 9, 2020 at 2:00pm / until Aug 20, 2020

Virtual Genealogy

Drop in to share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research. Volunteers from The Ontario Genealogical Society will be here to...


Tuesday Jul 14, 2020 at 2:00pm / until Jul 28, 2020

Sign your child up for free online tutoring and homework help.  Volunteer tutors from Frontier College will meet with learners one-on-one...


Various dates and times.


Join our weekly Zoom crafting sessions for teens and learn new skills to exercise your creativity and self-expression! More than just ‘making pretty things,’ crafting also serves...


Tuesday Jul 14, 2020 at 3:00pm / until Aug 18, 2020

Design Thinking Workshop:

Join the youth policy-makers for a virtual design thinking workshop to co-create and co-imagine futures where Basic Income is a reality in Canada....


Thursday Jul 16, 2020 at 12:00pm

Join our LIVE conversation with best-selling author, Emma Donoghue!

Emma's seventh novel, Room, was an international bestseller that was also adapted into a...


Friday Jul 24, 2020 at 6:30pm

Join us on July 31 with award-winning Métis writer, Katherena Vermette! Her first book, North End Love Songs, won the Governor General's Literary Award...


Friday Jul 31, 2020 at 1:00pm