Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021

15/10/2021

Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

 

Carp Branch

18/10/2021

Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers

12/10/2021

Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service

18/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Extended curbside service

18/10/2021

Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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Lynda.com Tidbits

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Sep 02, 2020

With Back to School just around the corner and a lot of people still working at home, we have compiled some handy resources for you, available at Lynda.com. These resources will help you with remote learning and working from home during these challenging times of physical distancing, when we still need social supports!

1. Preparing Your Online Learning

Learning with Your Mobile Device with Kevin Kelly

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Learning Zoom with Garrick Chow

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Learning Study Skills with Paul Nowak

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Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Gemma Leigh Roberts

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2. Balancing Work and Life

Balancing Work and Life with Dave Crenshaw

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How to Slow Down and Be More Productive with Dave Crenshaw

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Building Better Routines with Mike Vardy

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Time Management: Working from Home with Dave Crenshaw

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Mindful Meditations for Work and Life with Scott Shute

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If you want to watch one of these courses, go to the the OPL Online Resources portal and select Lynda.com. From there, enter your library card number and pin to login and search for the title of the course you wish to take.

With over 4,000 video courses from top experts, Lynda.com is the place to go for learning technology, creative and business skills, and much more. 

Enjoy your learning!