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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June


    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

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Saturday Jun 20, 2020 at 12:45pm

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Sunday May 31, 2020 at 7:00pm

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Monday Jun 1, 2020 at 8:00pm / until Jun 22, 2020

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Friday Jun 5, 2020 at 2:00pm

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Friday Jun 5, 2020 at 3:00pm / until Jun 07, 2020

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Sunday Jun 7, 2020 at 2:00pm

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Tuesday Jun 9, 2020 at 7:00pm