Web maintenance: Aug. 5 to 6

04/08/2021

Bibliocommons, our catalogue provider, will be performing system maintenance and will be inaccessible from Aug. 5 to 6 from 10 pm to 4 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary closure: Alta Vista

05/08/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 17. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 18 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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Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Are you between the ages of 14 and 18, want to earn community involvement hours, build leadership skills and meet new teens in your area? If so, come to the OPL and become a member of TAG!

TAGs:

  • Have their say in which activities and services are offered to teens
  • Help plan and implement them
  • Help design Teen Zones
  • Participate in focus groups related to the Teen section of the OPL website
  • Read advance copies of Teen fiction books and write reviews
  • Speak about OPL teen services to the media
  • Advise the Library about new collections and suggest titles to buy

They also build marketable skills in:

  • Project management
  • Marketing
  • Time management
  • Public speaking

Below are the branches that have TAGs:

  • Alta Vista
  • Beaverbrook
  • Carlingwood
  • Centennial
  • Cumberland
  • Emerald Plaza
  • Greely
  • Greenboro
  • Hazeldean
  • Main
  • Nepean Centrepointe
  • North Gloucester
  • Orléans
  • Ruth E. Dickinson
  • St-Laurent
  • Stittsville
  • Sunnyside

To find out which branches are currently recruiting new members or for more information, please contact libraryvolunteers@biblioottawalibrary.ca 

More volunteering opportunities for teens at the Library.