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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until further notice. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Staff Blogs

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03/03/2020
March 8 is International Women’s Day—a day to celebrate all the achievements, successes and...
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24/02/2020
The Ottawa Public Library is partnering with Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax...
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23/09/2019
Please join us at the Beaverbrook Branch on Wednesday, October 2nd at 2:00pm as...
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11/09/2019
This year, Science Literacy Week runs from September 16 to 22, 2019. Across Canada,...
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21/08/2019
Come and join us on Monday October 7th from 7-8:30 for an adult BOOk...
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18/07/2019
OPL is once again helping the Caring and Sharing Exchange with the collection of...
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17/06/2019
This summer, kids are invited to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, to...
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27/05/2019
Join us for fun events to celebrate some of the different cultures that make...
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12/04/2019
On Friday, April 12th, the Beaverbrook Branch celebrated the launch of its new Digitization...
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08/05/2019
Are you a local business, organization, or service? Beaverbrook branch is hosting a business...
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25/04/2019
Don’t have plans for Friday night yet? Check out the OPL Reel Youth Film Festival !
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04/04/2019
Do you love films? Do you love celebrating young talent? We do too! Ottawa...
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13/02/2019
Beaverbook launched its first ever Reading Challenge! Drop by the branch and pick up...
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04/01/2019
This high school exam season come study at OPL! High school exam season means...
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25/09/2017
Happy Halloween! It’s the best time of the year! Whether you are a kid...
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18/09/2018
Figuring out what your rights are, what you are responsible for, and what you...
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21/06/2018
Are you wanting to drive political change and make a difference in your community?...
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04/06/2018
The weather is warming and summer vacation is almost here. It’s time for long...
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08/08/2018
Did you know the Beaverbrook branch is home to a Business Librarian ? The...
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02/05/2018
If you find yourself with a flat tire on your bike while visiting Beaverbrook...
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