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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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Sharing, in community, our experiences, knowledge, reflections and ideas about life in Canada and our situation in the larger world - past, present and future.


Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 at 2:00pm / until Jun 17, 2020

Conversations, in community, exploring ways to experience and understand our environment not as "out there" but ourselves as insiders, participating in Earth's ecosphere. With such...


Thursday Apr 9, 2020 at 2:00pm / until Jun 18, 2020

These conversations will be convened in an extended sense of community. Topics of conversation range from the local to the global.


Saturday Apr 11, 2020 at 10:00am / until Jun 13, 2020

Join us for a meetup with other homeschoolers in the area. Ages 7-12.

Nepean Centrepointe

Wednesday Apr 22, 2020 at 1:00pm / until May 20, 2020

The United States is currently engaged in the great ritual of deciding who will hold power in America. This presentation will discuss the dynamics of...


Thursday Apr 23, 2020 at 7:00pm

Faculty of Engineering & Design professors will share their research with you. Each session is a new and fascinating subject.


Wednesday May 6, 2020 at 6:30pm

Sophie Deraspe’s film version of Antigone, set in Montreal, which won the Tiff (Toronto International Film Festival) award for the best Canadian movie, is only...


Thursday May 21, 2020 at 7:00pm