• Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    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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Winter is Coming – is Your Garden Ready?

You’ve worked hard all summer; planting, watering, and weeding in your garden. Hopefully you have been enjoying their beauty and now a bountiful harvest! Are you now wondering what should be on your fall “To Do” list for your garden? 
Join Mary Ann Van Berlo, Master Gardener, to learn about a number of other projects including:  

  • dividing plants
  • how to store tubers
  • protecting your plants from cold weather and rodents
  • winterizing your garden 

Mary Ann Van Berlo is an avid gardener who volunteers with Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.  Her 2.4 acre garden on the St. Lawrence is part of the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail.  Since the trail opened in June 2015, Mary Ann has welcomed many visitors and bus tours to her garden. In June 2017, Mary Ann’s garden was featured in Ontario Gardener Magazine.