Current In-Person Services

18/11/2020

OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.

Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/updates-new-branch-reopening-dates

HOURS AND LOCATIONS: for current branch hours.

BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops schedule.

MANDATORY: Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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Guide to using RBdigital

RBdigital – Account Set Up

RBdigital is a platform that offers eMagazines and eAudiobooks.  New customers must create an RBdigital account. To create an account, click on the RBdigital link on the OPL website. If accessing the webpage from outside the Library, enter your Library card number and PIN.

Click on “Register” in the top left corner of the page.

Fill in the required fields.  Please note that you must accept RBDigital’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. When finished, click “Create Account”.

Viewing Your Magazines and Listening to eAudiobooks on Desktop/Laptops and Mobile Devices

PC / Mac

Use the available navigation tools to search for the title of your choice.

Click on the cover of the title you would like to read or listen to. Next, click on ‘Checkout’. If the eAudiobook is unavailable, place a hold by clicking on the holds button.

For eMagazines, click ‘Start Reading’ and instantly access your magazine from your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10+ and Safari).

For eAudiobooks, to listen in your web browser, click on ‘chapters’ and choose the part you’d like to stream.  You can also download and use the RBDigital MediaManager. A link is located at the bottom right hand side of the RBDigital website.

Manage holds of eAudiobooks

Click on the menu button in the top left-hand corner. Next, click on My Account and then holds. To delete a hold, click on the x located at the top left corner of the book image. In the app, tap on remove hold.

iOS, Android

The RBdigital app is available on Google Play and iOS.  Both eAudiobooks and Magazines can be checked out and played directly in the app.

For assistance or technical support, fill out the online form available at: http://fs2.formsite.com/RecordedBooks/RBdigitalSupportRequest/index.html

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