As mentioned in previous weeks’ columns, the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed from June 17 to July 14 inclusive for improvements. The improvements include full conversion to radio frequency identification technology, the installation of new carpeting throughout the branch, and the creation of a single service point.
Library services will be available throughout the closure via a Library Depot at the rear of the Stittsville branch. The Depot will operate during regular branch hours. Customers will be able to drop off materials, pick up holds, and select some materials from small browsing collections.
Wheelchair accessibility to the Depot will be limited due to narrow sidewalks. The nearest wheelchair accessible branches are Hazeldean (50 Castlefrank) and Beaverbrook (2500 Campeau).
This also means that the used book store “A Good Read” within the Library will be closed for this time period. When the store reopens it will have a new location at the front of the library.
Dates for closure of the book store run from June 2nd until July 16th.
Until June 2nd all books will be on sale for half price.
Please note that Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) will not be able to accept book or material donations at this branch June 12 through July 16. The nearest FOPLA drop-off locations are Hazeldean (50 Castlefrank) and Beaverbrook (2500 Campeau).