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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June

    29/05/2020

    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Suggestion to purchase

SPECIAL NOTICE: Our Suggestion to Purchase service is suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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 5/month.

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