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  • Friends of the Oakville Public Library’s popular book sales are back!

    Mark your calendars - the Friends of the Oakville Public Library, are excited to announce the return of the beloved FOL Book Sales, taking place June 23 to 26, 2022 at the Central Branch.

  • Notice: Sixteen Mile Branch Closure

    OPL will temporarily close the Sixteen Mile Branch on June 4, 2022, to accommodate the start of the parks construction for the North Park Development.   

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    Students Guide to Spring at OPL 

    We have everything students need to encourage fun and discovery after school!

  • National Volunteer Week 2022  image

    National Volunteer Week 2022

    Thank you to our amazing volunteers!

  • Understanding the crisis in Ukraine and how to help

    The world is witnessing a crisis in Ukraine. Here's how you can stay informed and show support to those in need, overseas and at home.

  • Celebrate Black History Month

    Each year during the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month.

  • Enjoy Family Day with OPL!

    It’s time for Monday Fun-day family fun! Here are ways you can enjoy Family Day on Monday, February 21, courtesy of your library.

  • OPL expands all branch hours January 30

    The changes offers the Oakville community extended access to our services, resources and programs

  • COVID-19 Library Service Updates for December 19

    Effective December 19, 2021, as a precautionary measure all in-person programming will move to virtual sessions (where possible), and capacity limits at all OPL branches will be in effect at 50%.

  • OPL Holiday Hours 2021/2022

    A friendly reminder that OPL branches will have modified hours during the holiday season.

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    Write2Xpress 2021 Winners

    This year Oakville teens were asked to write a captivating short story or poem connected to an image of the HMS Oakville Memorial in Tannery Park. We are happy to announce our winners for all categories.

  • OPL releases newly designed 'OPL to Go' mobile application image

    OPL releases newly designed 'OPL to Go' mobile application

    It's here! OPL has launched an updated version of the OPL to Go mobile app with increased functionality, new features, and easy access to the full catalogue.

  • Teen Photo Contest 2021 Winners

    The year Oakville teens were asked to respond to their favourite quote, lyric or story through photography. We are happy to announce our top three entries and an honourable mention. Please join us in congratulating our winners!

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    Ontario Public Library Week 2021: A Recap

    View a recap of Oakville Public Library's (OPL's) celebration of Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW)

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    Ontario Public Library Week 2021

    October 17 – 23, 2021: Explore OPL through the people who make our library and our community unique 

  • Glen Abbey Branch's new outdoor space coming Spring 2022

    Coming Spring 2022, Glen Abbey Branch will expand outdoors with a new and functional patio for customers to enjoy.

  • Oakville Public Library & SparkCircle 5th Annual Art Sale image

    Oakville Public Library & SparkCircle 5th Annual Art Sale

    OAKVILLE, ON – Oakville Public Library (OPL) and the SparkCircle are pleased to announce the 5th annual SparkCircle Art Sale.

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    National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    September 30, 2021: OPL invites the Oakville community to reflect ​and honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities and explore more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples within our community and across Canada

  • News Release: Oakville Public Library approves employee vaccination policy

    OAKVILLE, ON – On September 23, 2021, Oakville Public Library (OPL)’s Board approved a COVID-19 vaccination policy and procedure for all OPL employees

  • Print your proof of COVID-19 vaccination documents for free at OPL

    OPL is providing free printing of proof of COVID-19 vaccination documentation. This service is provided for everyone, cardholder or not. 

  • News Release: Proof of vaccination not required at Oakville Public Library

    OAKVILLE, ON — Oakville Public Library (OPL) will not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at OPL branches, with the exception of room rental bookings.

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    Back to School with OPL

    Check out some of our OPL Learning Resources, and upcoming Programs and Events this back to school season.

  • Global News visits the Glen Abbey Creation Zone to learn more about 3D printing  image

    Global News visits the Glen Abbey Creation Zone to learn more about 3D printing

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  • News Release: Oakville Public Library to consider employee vaccination policy

    OAKVILLE, ON - Today, The Town of Oakville announced they will be presenting a COVID-19 vaccination policy for all town employees and Members of Council. If passed, OPL will implement a vaccination policy aligned with the Town’s mandate.

  • Oakville Public Library launches OPL StoryWalks® with Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative grant image

    Oakville Public Library launches OPL StoryWalks® with Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative grant

    OAKVILLE, ON – Oakville Public Library (OPL) is honoured to be the recipient of $48,536 in funding from the Government of Canada’s Health Communities Initiative led by the Golden Horseshoe Hub and Oakville Community Foundation. This funding will support the OPL StoryWalks® project.

  • OPL & Toronto Rock Athletic Centre announce community collaboration image

    OPL & Toronto Rock Athletic Centre announce community collaboration

    Oakville Public Library (OPL) and the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) are thrilled to announce a new partnership in an effort to build community connection.

  • Welcome to the new OPL.ca!

    Welcome to the brand new website for the Oakville Public Library.

  • OPL permanently eliminates overdue fines on all library materials

    Exciting news, OPL is officially using a fine-free model

  • Introducing our new library card for kids!

    A new design just for kids

  • OPL offers new light therapy lamps

    The lamps are available at Central, Iroquois Ridge, Glen Abbey and Woodside branches. The lamps are not loanable. They are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • OPL announces 2019-2022 Board of Trustees

    OAKVILLE, ON – Oakville Public Library (OPL) has announced its 2019-2022 board, which includes five incumbents and four newly ratified members, to lead the library’s ambitious strategic vision.

  • Oakville Public Library brings the past to life with new digital collection of the Oakville Beaver

    With support from June and Ian Cockwell and Amarna, the de Vries Family Foundation and the Heritage Trust Fund, funds held at the Oakville Community Foundation, the Oakville Public Library (OPL) has recently digitized close to 500 late 20th century issues of the Oakville Beaver and made them available on the Library’s Newspaper Database.

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Download and stream audiobooks for free using your library card and CloudLibrary!