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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL

    30/07/2020

    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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Make a Suggestion

Check your suggestion status at https://ottawa.bibliocommons.com/user_dashboard, under 'Suggested this Month'.

Please suggest:

  • Material that we missed buying
  • Books from new or little known authors or publishers  

Please do not suggest:

  • Very popular and best selling authors, top 40 compact discs, or well reviewed DVD feature films - we will be buying these anyway.
  • Anything over two years old. This is defined as current year plus 2. For example, during the current year (2020), please limit suggestions to material created between Jan 2018 and the date you place your suggestion (today’s date). ( See if it is available from one of our SmartLibrary partners.)
  • Items that are not yet published or released in Canada.

Please, also:

  • Only submit a suggestion once.
  • Limit your suggestions to 3/month.

Decisions about the collection reflect OPL's Materials Selection Policy.