• Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended. 
    • HOLDS PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 


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Expanded Beaverbrook Branch: December update


The exterior of the expanded Beaverbrook Branch was enclosed last week just as the early winter snow arrived. These latest pictures were taken prior to the snow storm.  The glass windows have now been installed in the building and are most notable on the front facade.  Wood “fins” will be added to the exterior of this front glass facade to cover the seams.  Once in place these fins will give the appearance of the interior wood beams extending through the glass. Roof work has been completed with skylights to be installed at a later date.  Interior stud work and mechanical ductwork continues to be installed in the building.  Interior masonry work will be commencing this week.   One stairway has been installed allowing better access to the second floor.  A second stairway is scheduled for completion later this month with the installation of the elevator scheduled to commence in January.

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