Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches


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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Youth for Basic Income series - Design Thinking Workshop on imagining a future with a Basic Income as a reality

Design Thinking Workshop:

Join the youth policy-makers for a virtual design thinking workshop to co-create and co-imagine futures where Basic Income is a reality in Canada. Specifically, we will be focusing on the case for guaranteed liveable income and exploring questions like “What will such a shift mean for gender equality,” “What will such a shift mean for youth empowerment” and “How will it support international cooperation and the efforts towards sustainable development?”

For more about this series of conversations and workshops about the possibilities of Basic Income in Canada presented by the Youth Policy-Makers Hub,  a signature initiative of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation(OCIC) click here. YPH is an multi-generational initiative that engages diverse youth from across Ontario in international cooperation policy processes in support of Gender Equality, Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) action areas, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Please note that this is an external link which will take you away from the Ottawa Public Library website. While this event is not affiliated with the library, we hope you will enjoy it and other virtual events that we share during social isolation.