You are here

  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    15/05/2020

    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 

    ******

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. 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.

Find a program or event

Featured event:
Storytime online / Conte du jour en direct

https://zoom.us/j/91343374176

Join us online for live stories, songs and rhymes, for children of all ages. | Rejoignez-nous en direct pour des histoires, des chansons...

Online | En ligne

Thursday May 28, 2020 at 3:00pm / until Jun 18, 2020

Featured event:
Online Storytime

Join us online for live stories, songs and rhymes, for children of all ages.

We will be using Zoom. For instructions...

Online

Tuesday Jun 2, 2020 at 10:00am / until Jun 16, 2020

Featured event:
Heure du conte en direct

Rejoignez-nous en direct pour des histoires, des chansons et des comptines, pour les enfants de tous âges.

Nous utiliserons Zoom. Pour obtenir des instructions sur...

En ligne

Wednesday Jun 3, 2020 at 10:00am / until Jun 17, 2020

Featured event:
Babytime online / Bébés à la Biblio en direct

Join us online for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and tickles for babies and their parents or caregivers. | Rejoignez-nous en direct pour des comptines, des chansons,...

Online | En ligne

Thursday May 28, 2020 at 11:00am / until Jun 18, 2020

Featured event:
Babytime online

Join us online for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and tickles for babies and their parents or caregivers. 

We will be using Zoom. For instructions on how to...

Online

Tuesday Jun 2, 2020 at 11:00am / until Jun 16, 2020

Featured event:
Bébés à la Bilbio en direct

Rejoignez-nous en direct pour des comptines, des chansons, des jeux de doigts et des chatouilles pour les bébés et leurs parents ou gardiens.

Nous utiliserons...

En ligne

Wednesday Jun 3, 2020 at 11:00am / until Jun 17, 2020

Featured event:
Logo for Tech cafe showing computer and ebook reader

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be...

Online

Monday Jun 15, 2020 at 10:00am

imaginationlibrary

Everyone’s favourite Book Lady is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. Goodnight with Dolly is a...

Thursday May 28, 2020 at 7:00pm / until Jun 04, 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...

Online

Tuesday Jun 2, 2020 at 2:00pm

virtualdesignfestival

Running from 15 April to 20 June, Virtual Design Festival is the world’s first online design festival.

With much of the world in...

Online

Saturday Jun 20, 2020 at 12:45pm