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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.

Rates and fees

Note: all rates include HST.

Branch Meeting Room Rates (except: Beaverbrook, Cumberland, Greenboro, Nepean Centrepointe, and St-Laurent):

Category Rate Duration
Commercial / Private $18.76  1 hour or less
Not For Profit $6.25 1 hour or less
Main Library auditorium, Commercial / Private $65  1 hour or less
Main Library auditorium, Not For Profit                 $35  1 hour or less

Beaverbrook Room Rates:

Category Fees Duration
Small meeting room, Commercial $51.10 1 hour or less
Small meeting room, Private $32.50 1 hour or less
Small meeting room, Non For Profit          $11.15 1 hour or less

Nepean Centrepointe Room Rates:

Category Fees Duration
Commercial / Private     $24.01 1 hour or less
Non For Profit $19.49 1 hour or less


Cumberland, Greenboro, and St-Laurent Room Rates:

These meeting rooms and rates are managed by the community centre attached to the library.  They need to be booked through the City of Ottawa website.

Room Booking Rate Category Definitions

Not For Profit: An activity that aligns with the Library's Vision, Mission and Core Values and is not intended to generate a profit. This activity must be open to everyone.

Private: A not for profit activity that does not align with the Library's Vision, Mission and Core Values and/or is intended for select members of the community.

Commercial: An activity that has the intent of generating a profit. This activity may involve the sale of goods or services or may require a registration fee prior to participation.


Reasons for Room Booking Fee Waivers

Fees for the use of Library Meeting Rooms are waived in the following circumstances:

  • For library, library-sponsored and co-sponsored events, meetings and programs.
  • For all members of Ottawa City Council, meeting with their constituents and/or on City business.
  • For all City of Ottawa employees doing City business.
  • For official City boards and committees
  • For training offered by recognized English as a Second Language (ESL), Français langue seconde (FLS) or literacy groups, or by individuals representing such groups.

Fees are waived for the following literacy organizations:

Algonquin College: Career & College Preparation, ALSO (Alternative Learning Styles and Outlooks), CNIB Literacy Program for Deaf-Blind Adults, ELTOC (English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community), Frontier College, John Howard Society of Ottawa, Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, The Ottawa Deaf Centre, People, Words & Change, La Magie des lettres, Le Trésor des mots, La Cité Collegiale.