Contactless services inside branches – effective June 14


As of June 14, 2021, there will be contactless services inside most branches, with capacity limits in place. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Rural Roadtrip Concert Series



Come on a Rural Road Trip with us this spring and summer! Featuring MASC artists from across our city, Ottawa Public Library and MASC invite you to join us for a virtual concert tour.

OPL staff from our rural branches will be your hosts for this series, connecting you with each artist for a Q&A session after the concert. We hope that customers from our rural branches will both enjoy the performances and see a familiar face from their local library branch!


All Rural Road Trip concerts take place Wednesday evenings at 7pm online. Check out our fantastic lineup:



June 9 – The Spirit of Harriet Tubman with Leslie McCurdy

June 16 – Expériences Autochtones (in French)

June 30 – An Afternoon at the Opera

July 7 – Colores Andinos (in French)

July 14 – Propeller Dance

July 21 – French Canadian Folklore with Louis Mercier (in French)


We look forward to seeing you there!