Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account

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In a rush? Pick up a Backpack

The Ready to Read backpacks are bags filled with six hand-picked picture books aimed at children ages 6 and under. Backpacks are re-filled with a different mix of books after each use – the contents are therefore a surprise for the parent/caregiver and the child every time!

The Ready to Read backpacks make it easier and more convenient for parents and caregivers to offer their children quality reading material that support the Every Child Ready to Read activities. The books are “must-reads”, staff favourites, classic picture books, and easy to read information books from our non-fiction collection.

The Ready to Read backpacks are available at some of our branches. The loan period for the backpack is three weeks and it is renewable. Each book in the backpack must be checked out individually. The backpacks cannot be requested.

The Ready to Read backpacks were made possible with financial support from the Friends of the OPL