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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until further notice. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

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The Ottawa Public Library is partnering with Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax preparation clinics through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). In...

Beaverbrook

Monday Apr 6, 2020 at 5:00pm / until Apr 25, 2020

Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 19-35 months. Drop-in.

Beaverbrook

Tuesday Apr 7, 2020 at 11:00am / until May 19, 2020

Come out and play WiiU and PS4 videogames with other teens! Grade 7-12. Drop-in.

Beaverbrook

Tuesday Apr 7, 2020 at 3:00pm / until Jun 16, 2020

Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. This is a drop-in activity.

Beaverbrook

Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 at 10:15am / until May 20, 2020

Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Il s'agit d'une activité portes ouvertes.

Beaverbrook

Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 at 11:00am / until May 20, 2020

Drop in and practice your English through social conversation and fun group activities. All languages and cultural backgrounds welcome.

Beaverbrook

Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 at 1:00pm / until May 27, 2020

Améliorez votre français oral et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. SVP soyez prêt à participer à la conversation. Si c'est votre première fois,...

Beaverbrook

Thursday Apr 9, 2020 at 7:00pm / until May 28, 2020

Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in. /  Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

Beaverbrook

Saturday Apr 11, 2020 at 11:00am / until May 23, 2020

Knitting is a creative, relaxing, and fun activity for all! Experienced knitters will introduce children, tweens and teens to basic stitches and help them to...

Beaverbrook

Saturday Apr 11, 2020 at 1:30pm / until May 23, 2020

Come play chess with your friends. If you are learning chess, volunteers are on hand to help you out! This activity is intended for children...

Beaverbrook

Saturday Apr 11, 2020 at 3:00pm / until May 23, 2020