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  • 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. 


Staff Blogs

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Throughout July and August we celebrated Canadian authors and storytelling initiatives as part of...
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On Wednesday July 11, 2018 the Nepean Centrepointe Branch welcomed ArtEast members for the...
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This fall session, the Beaverbrook branch held a new craft program called Make Break,...
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Chris Hadfield photo with guitar
BOOK GIVEAWAY: We are giving away 150 autographed copy of Chris Hadfield’s book The...
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Chris Hadfield thinking
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. CONTEST: Win a pair of tickets to Chris Hadfield’s...
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Join us this fall as we host five exciting events as part of our...
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Picture of the three performers of the Alaska Highway Road Show
On Saturday, November 25, we are hitchhiking through Canadian history with two storytelling events...
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1927 was another big year for Canada – the Diamond Jubilee, our sixtieth birthday...
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There weren't a lot of stores in this area 200 years ago. If you...
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The customers and staff at the Stittsville Branch have contributed an amazing array of...
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Mission accomplished! The patrons and staff at the Manotick Branch have completed decorating tiles...
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As part of OPL’s yearlong celebration of storytelling and in line with the theme...
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Canada 150 banner for the month of October
October is here, and fall is a perfect time to curl up with a...
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For Storytelling through Food month in September, Beaverbrook branch asked the community to vote...
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Image pour le thème Canada 150 de septembre: Raconter par l'alimentation
September is here and it’s time to bring in the harvest! We’re celebrating Storytelling...
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Manotick Canada Mosaic program
As part of the celebration for Canada's 150th Anniversary, there has been numerous projects...
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When we asked our community to share their food preferences with us, we were...
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