Select branches are now open for Stage 3, along with Library Takeout service and extended return hours. Details

Oakville Public Library COVID-19 Response

Last updated: August 12, 2020

Reopening for Stage 3
August 2020 and Onwards

*includes upgrading digital access only library cards to full-service library cards

New Opening Hours

*Effective August 13

Central, Glen Abbey, Iroquois Ridge and Woodside

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11:30 am to 7 pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30 am to 5 pm

Sixteen Mile

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:30 am to 7 pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30 am to 5 pm

Clearview and White Oaks branches remain closed for in-branch services until further notice, but will still offer Library Takeout for contactless pickups and returns.

View our branches information page for hours of operation.

Library Returns

*Effective August 13

Central, Glen Abbey, Iroquois Ridge and Woodside

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8 am to 8 pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 9 am to 5 pm

Library Takeout: Contactless Hold Pickups 

All OPL branches will offer Library Takeout for contactless holds pickups. Visit the Library Takeout information page.

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 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 will contact customers with the digital access library cards on when the cards will be upgraded for full-service access.

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 We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

Thank you for helping to keep our community healthy!