The library remains closed at this time. All library material due dates have been extended. Full details

Oakville Public Library COVID-19 Response

In the interest of public safety and to align with the recreation facility closures announced by the Town of Oakville, all branches of the Oakville Public Library, and all programs, OPL Express locations and in-branch services, are closed until further notice.

Read our update (May 15, 2020).


Need a library card?

If you live, work or study in Oakville and don’t have an OPL library card – we can help! We’re offering a new way to register for a library card, so you can still access our digital collections from the comfort of your own home.*

Select one option:

  • Send us an email at oplreference@oakville.ca and include “Card Registration” in the subject line; or
  • Call us at 905-815-2039 and leave a voicemail with your card registration request, including your name and phone number.

Please allow 48 hours to process your registration.

*Currently, this library card provides access to OPL’s digital collections. Once the library resumes regular operations, we can provide you with a full-access library card.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the library open?
All branches of the Oakville Public Library, including all OPL Express locations, book drops, programs, events and in-branch services, are closed until further notice.

What should I do with my library materials?
Please keep your library materials until we resume normal operations. Branch book drops are closed until further notice.

Will I be charged late fees for my borrowed materials or for not picking up a hold?
All library material due dates have been extended, including library holds.

Can I still access the library’s digital resources from home?
Online access to the library’s digital services and collections (ex: cloudLibrary, Hoopla, Kanopy, etc.) are not affected by these temporary closures.

If I’ve paid for a program or a room rental, will I be issued a refund?
Customers who have paid for library programs and room rentals in the next several weeks will be issued a refund. Please keep an eye out for email confirmation.

I have a hold that’s ready to be picked up, am I able to pick it up from the branch?
If you have library holds placed and waiting for pick-up, holds will be available for you once we resume normal library operations.


Accessing our Online Resources

You can still enjoy our online collections from the comfort of your own home. Visit our website and log in with your library card and PIN to access.

Click here to view the full list of resources.

Accessible Reading

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) has Canada’s largest collections of books and online resources for people who have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical, or learning disability. More information on access to their alternative formats and services can be found at their website. A valid Oakville Public Library card is required to enroll in this service.


Stay Informed

Visit the Halton Region website before calling 3-1-1 for information on symptoms, prevention and when to contact Halton Region Public Health. Information is also available on dedicated COVID-19 pages on the Ontario Government and Federal Government websites.

As always, should you have questions about your family’s health, contact a medical practitioner immediately.


Community Resources

Halton Community Services Directory has compiled a helpful list of COVID-19 information and resources for residents of Halton. Whether you’re searching for local food banks, financial relief programs or mental health services in your community – they can help.

Halton Community Services Directory

COVID-19 Resources and Information


Contact Us

Still have questions? Send us an email at oplreference@oakville.ca. We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

Thank you for helping to keep our community healthy!


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