Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches

17/06/2021

There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Virtual Death Café

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At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to discuss death.  Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.  A Death Cafe is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. 

During these uncertain times, having a safe and non-judgmental space is even more important as we grapple with what life looks like today and how it is affecting both our living and our dying.​

​Even in these uncertain times, one certainty remains...talking about death and dying.

Ottawa Public Library and Home Hospice Association are partnering to hold a Death Café online every two months on Zoom. The registration button leads to an intake form managed by the Home Hospice Association.