You are here

  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    28/05/2020

    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 

    ******

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. 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

capture d'écran de la page d'accueil de ToutApprendre
15/04/2020
Vous cherchez des bonnes ressources d'apprentissage ou de bricolage en français pendant la distanciation...
Blog entry
11/03/2010
While I do enjoy trying out yoga classes at different studios in the city,...
Blog entry
18/03/2020
Ottawa Public Health has recommended that all residents of Ottawa practice social distancing ...
Blog entry
18/03/2020
With most people in self isolation and the weather still a bit cool; it...
Blog entry
16/03/2020
Ottawa Public Health has recommended that all residents of Ottawa practice social distancing ...
Blog entry
07/02/2020
Ottawa Public Library is offering food programs that focus on practical tips for healthy eating delivered by Registered Dietitians.
Blog entry
24/12/2019
Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the National Capital Commission (NCC) are teaming up and...
Blog entry
This images shows happy people working out, as well as the OPL logo and City of Ottawa logo.
06/12/2019
Do you love staying active? Do you have an Ottawa Public Library card? Good...
Blog entry
13/08/2019
The adage of ‘use it or lose it’ holds true when it comes to...
Blog entry
30/05/2019
OPL will be offering dog therapy programs during the High School exam season!
Blog entry
03/05/2019
Bibliotherapy is yet another service from the Library - we have a wide selection...
Blog entry
22/02/2019
How much do you really know about fraud? Do you feel confident you know...
Blog entry
28/10/2018
November is Financial Literacy Month. This year’s theme is “invest in your financial well-being”,...
Blog entry
30/07/2018
Last March, my grandmother died. She was 90 years old. She lived a good...
Blog entry
06/04/2018
Braving the Wilderness Brené Brown If I could sum up Brown’s message in one...
Blog entry
06/10/2017
October 10 is World Mental Health Day (WMHD). There is still so much stigma...
Blog entry
12/07/2017
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown Brené Brown is a psychologist and a professor who...
Blog entry
30/03/2017
Need to unwind, de-stress or focus better? Here at the Stittsville Branch, you can...
Blog entry
27/03/2011
Blog entry
27/03/2011
On chilly days like this, it's hard to imagine that spring is around the...
Blog entry