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  • Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering a new Returns and Holds Pickup service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    Find the details of this new service here.

    • 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.

Rosemount branch closing for revitalization

May 13 2019

Ottawa - The Rosemount branch of Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be closed as of Monday, June 3, 2019 for major renovations and revitalization. The branch will re-open in spring 2020 once construction work is complete. Services will be provided at a temporary storefront location – 1207 Wellington Street West.


The temporary location will open on Wednesday, June 5 and will offer most of the same services on a smaller scale. Customers can pick up their holds and return items at the temporary location as well as at any of OPL’s 32 other branches.


There is 90-minute free parking on Wellington Street, a pay parking lot just west of the temporary location, and metered parking on Hamilton Avenue just east of the temporary location.

To access other Library services during the closure, the nearest branches within 5 km are the Main branch at 120 Metcalfe and the Sunnyside branch at 1049 Bank. Emerald Plaza branch at 1547 Merivale and the Carlingwood branch at 281 Woodroffe are within 8 km of Rosemount branch.


Revitalizing the Rosemount branch will enhance the customer experience by significantly increasing public space, improving and expanding seating options, enlarging and improving the entrance, allowing more natural light, and incorporating public art. It will also address building code deficiencies, meet accessibility requirements and restore heritage character.


For more information and updates, visit the Rosemount Revitalization webpage.


The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America. The OPL extends public access to information and services through the library’s 34 branches, physical and virtual at, as well as two mobile libraries and a vending machine-style lending library service. Serving close to one million Ottawa residents, OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. Contact us at 613-580-2940 or If it’s out there, it’s in here!


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