You are here

  • 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. 


Find a program or event

Click here to learn more about using Zoom and registering for virtual programs.

Ottawa Public Health is offering virtual prenatal classes for expectant parents who are more than 5 months along.

The Parenting in Ottawa virtual prenatal class is...


Various dates and times.


Get into storytelling with Story Swap! This monthly event is free and open to all. In light of COVID-19 and physical distancing measures,...


Tuesday Aug 25, 2020 at 7:30pm


At National Geographic, we believe in the power of exploration, wonder, and storytelling to change the world....


Thursday Aug 6, 2020 at 11:00am

Santé publique Ottawa offre un cours prénatal virtuel pour les futurs parents qui ont plus de cinq mois de grossesse.

Le cours prénatal virtuel Être parent...


Various dates and times.

TDSRC Webcard 2
Sounds are everywhere, from a tap dripping water, to an airplane taking off! We look at the various sounds that make up a setting, and...

Wednesday Aug 5, 2020 at 11:00am

TDSRC Webcard 3
Hail adventurers! Join us for a one-shot D&D adventure and get caught in a tome. We will be using 5th edition rules. Characters will be...

Wednesday Aug 5, 2020 at 1:30pm / until Aug 12, 2020

Learn to play pop songs on the ukulele with an experienced music teacher, right from home via Zoom. All the basic skills of playing ‘strumming’...

Wednesday Aug 5, 2020 at 2:00pm / until Aug 12, 2020

A complete D&D mini-adventure played over two sessions for teens 13-18. Players will play through a complete adventure with pre-generated characters over the course of...

Wednesday Aug 5, 2020 at 4:00pm

TDSRC Webcard 2
Learn about renewable energies, your carbon footprint and oil spills in oceans with uOttawa Maker Mobile Workshop! Explore how you can minimize your carbon footprint...

Thursday Aug 6, 2020 at 11:00am

TDSRC Webcard 4
Passe nous voir et partage tes lectures de la semaine. Qui sait, peut-être trouveras-tu ton prochain coup de cœur littéraire! Cette semaine, nous plongeons dans...

Thursday Aug 6, 2020 at 3:00pm