• The following branches are closed due to the power outage:


    Emerald Plaza

    Nepean Centrepointe


    Ruth E. Dickinson


    We will be updating this list as power returns to the affected areas.

    Bookmobile service and Homebound deliveries are cancelled on Monday.

  • Please note: branches that are open might experience issues with WiFi access and public computers might be down.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • Hold extension

    We recognize that many residents were impacted by the power outages. We have extended all HOLDS until Tuesday for all customers.

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Tuesday Sep 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

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Wednesday Oct 3, 2018 at 2:00pm / until Dec 19, 2018