Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

29/07/2021

We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Colonel By Day: August 2

29/07/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on our website. 

Temporary closure: Alta Vista

23/07/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches

29/07/2021

Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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New York Times Getting Started Guide

Please note:

  • You must create a New York Times account to access. 
  • An email address is required
  • There is a daily limit on how many remote passes are available.
  • Access does not include the New York Times crossword puzzle and e-reader editions. 
  • If you get a subscription notice while browsing the site, please ignore. 

Accessing the New York Times website:

In Library Use

  • Go to https://www.nytimes.com
  • Click on 'Log In' in the top right corner
  • If you haven't created an account, click on Sign Up.  If you have already created an account, enter your email and password

Remote Access

  • Visit the OPL website and click on the link provided
  • Enter your library card and PIN
  • If you haven't created a New York Times account, click on 'Create Account'.  If you have already created an account, click on 'Log in here' and enter your email and password
  • Once activated, you will get a message that indicates when your pass expires and a link to go to NYTimes.com
  • Once you've activated your New York Times Pass, you can optionally download and install the apps for iOS, Android or Blackberry to access.  In the app, you must log in using your NYT account.

 

 

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