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Programs FAQ

Information about your Program Registration

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Parents and caregivers must remain on-site for the duration of the program. Children must not be left alone. For more information, please refer to the Safety & Wellbeing of Children Policy

Can’t make it to a program? Please let us know.

If you cannot make a session, please cancel your spot using the My Programs/Events, the link in your confirmation email or email oplreference@oakville.ca. If you did not register with your library card you will need the reference number in your confirmation email.

Access to facilities and programs may be impacted by evolving health and safety protocols related to COVID-19. For OPL’s current health and safety guidelines, visit our COVID-19 updates information page. The Town of Oakville will follow all requirements and recommendations issued by Halton Public Health and any applicable provincial regulations. The Town may use discretion to impose its own requirements. You will be notified if your registration is impacted by any changes.  See the Town of Oakville’s COVID-19 health and safety requirements.
 

Health and Safety for In-person Programming

The safety of our customers and staff is our top priority. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, in-person programs meet health guidelines designed in consultation with the Town of Oakville and in alignment with provincial health guidelines. Guidelines include lower ratios and capacity, masking requirements, encouraging physical distancing, and mandatory health screening.

In-person Program Guidelines

  • All COVID-19 health and safety guidelines are in-effect. This includes physical distancing measures, masking requirements and mandatory health screening.
  • Adult supervision is mandatory for children participating under the age of 13
  • The library cannot and does not act in place of, or absence of, a parent or legal guardian and is not responsible for enforcing restrictions which a parent or guardian may place upon a minor’s use of this technology
  • By using the Library’s services, all users agree to abide by existing policies and guidelines. Please consult our Internet Access and Acceptable Use Policy and Customer Code of Conduct for more information

Virtual Program Guidelines

  • Adult permission is mandatory for children participating under the age of 13
  • Participants of children’s programs may be required to turn on their camera for safety
    purposes. If this is an issue please contact oplprograms@oakville.ca
  • The library cannot and does not act in place of, or absence of, a parent or legal guardian and is not responsible for enforcing restrictions which a parent or guardian may place upon a minor’s use of this technology
  • By using the Library’s services, all users agree to abide by existing policies and guidelines. Please consult our Internet Access and Acceptable Use Policy and Customer Code of Conduct for more information
  • If you are unfamiliar with Zoom please watch this tutorial on How to Join Zoom Meetings

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend an OPL program?

As of right now for library programs held indoors, at a branch, or outdoors you will not need to provide proof of vaccination. However, if there are library programs held at a Town of Oakville facility that is not an OPL branch, you will have to follow the Town’s proof of vaccination program. The Town’s program will require that anyone 12 years of age or older provide proof of identification and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (or medical exemption).
 
If a program is held off library premises, indoors, not in a Town of Oakville facility and not in the library, you may be required that anyone 12 years of age or older provide proof of identification and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (or medical exemption).

How do I register for a Program or Event? 

Search the OPL website or browse through our Programs and Events page and find the program you would like to register for then click ‘REGISTER’.

If there is no ‘REGISTER’ button, this means the program is a drop-in and registration is not required.

Can I register for programs without an OPL card?

Yes. All you need is a device with internet access, an email address and a phone number.

How will I know if COVID-19 related regulations have changed since my last library visit?

Visit OPL's Path to Reopening for updated information on COVID-19 related service updates.

Additionally, access to facilities and programs may be impacted by evolving health and safety protocols related to COVID-19. The town will follow all requirements and recommendations issued by Halton Public Health and any applicable provincial regulations. The town may use discretion to impose its own requirements. You will be notified if your registration is impacted by any changes.

What video platform is used during virtual programming? 

All virtual programs will be conducted using Zoom. For instructions on how to use Zoom, please watch this video.

What if I do not have Zoom?

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend this program. However, if you do not have the software you will be prompted to download it when you click on the link provided. There is no charge for the download but it does take a few minutes to complete so please allow time before the start of the program to do so.

What if I am no longer able attend the program?

Please cancel your spot using your My OPL account under Manage My Events, the link in your confirmation email, or email our Programs team.

What are the guidelines for virtual programming?

  • Adult permission is mandatory for children participating under the age of 13

  • Participants of children’s programs may be required to turn on their camera for safety purposes. If this is an issue please contact our Programs team

  • The library cannot and does not act in place of, or absence of, a parent or legal guardian and is not responsible for enforcing restrictions which a parent or guardian may place upon a minor’s use of this technology

  • By using the Library’s services, all users agree to abide by existing policies and guidelines.

    • Key Policies: 
    • Internet Access and Acceptable Use Policy
    • Customer Code of Conduct
    • OPL’s Safety & Wellbeing of Children policy

Questions? 

Please use our AskUs service for any other questions. 

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