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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

07/03/2020
The Ottawa Public Library is pleased to offer a French group of the innovative program Aging By The Book.
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This image shows the International Women's Day logo.
03/03/2020
March 8 is International Women’s Day—a day to celebrate all the achievements, successes and...
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07/02/2020
Ottawa Public Library is offering food programs that focus on practical tips for healthy eating delivered by Registered Dietitians.
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07/11/2019
On November 7, 2017, Ottawa Public Library (OPL) introduced the Sun Life Financial Musical...
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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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17/06/2019
This summer, kids are invited to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, to...
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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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04/01/2019
This high school exam season come study at OPL! High school exam season means...
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Girls+ Rock Ottawa image and logo
03/11/2018
Pas besoin d’être musicien pour avoir un impact dans l’industrie de la musique! Samedi...
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27/06/2018
The Book worm Used Book Store 1599 Tenth Line Road Cumberland Branch New prices...
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27/02/2018
Cryptocurrency is becoming increasingly mainstream across Canada and the world! But it is a...
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23/01/2018
Join us for a beginner conversation group in Spanish! Some discussion and instruction will...
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04/10/2017
Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and...
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26/06/2017
Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Cumberland Afternoon Book Club...
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18/07/2017
Have your say in the design of a new, youth-led mural for the exterior...
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17/07/2017
Table top & coffee table book sale for July & August 2017 / Cumberland...
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04/11/2016
Starting on November 5, there will be Kids and Money programs at 4 different...
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Une photo de la murale complétée.
17/03/2017
Despite the disheartening weather that came with winter’s (hopefully) last grasp at the city...
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23/01/2014
Michel Lavoie, auteur pour enfants et juge du concours Super auteurs, offrira un atelier...
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