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  • 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. 


Your Money. Are You in Control?

You Money. Are You In Control?

We are all a work in progress when it comes to our personal finances.  Every one of us has the ability to save more, spend less, invest better, and make more money.  So what are we doing about it?  Personal finance journalist Rubina Ahmed-Haq will explain major roadblocks to saving money along with steps you can take today, no matter your financial situation, to be better with your money.  
Rubina is a business and finance columnist who has been covering money matters for more than 10 years. Her career began 20 years ago as a news reporter. After a decade on the news beat she realized her passion was discussing personal finance issues. Now, she weighs in on money and workplace matters on CBC Radio, CBC TV and CBC News Network as well as Global News. Her goal is to get Canadians to take control of their personal finances on their own. Take a look at Rubina's website: "

Join Rubina during Financial Literacy Month, on November 13, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Bayview Yards, the location of Invest Ottawa and the Innovation Centre. Doors open at 5:30 pm; talks starts at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.  

Access:  Buses stopping on the Transitway at Bayview or, closer, at Tom Brown Arena, are a short walk away.  There is free parking in the evening in the gravelled parking lots short of Bayview Yards.