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We’re getting ready for Sixteen Mile Branch!

In preparation for the Sixteen Mile Branch opening in early May, you may notice some changes in our donation and collection process, from March 25 to April 30. 2019.

Donations will not be accepted at Central Branch

From March 25 to April 30, OPL will not be accepting any donated items (books, DVDs, etc.) at our Central Branch. Donated items will still be accepted at all other branches during this time.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store (356 Kerr St, Oakville) accepts donations.

Collection turnover may be slower

  • During this time, you may notice the turnover of materials (books, DVDs, etc.) may be slower at your local branch. For example, you may see online that a particular title has been released, but it is still showing as “On-order” in our catalogue.
  • This is because our collections team won’t be adding any new material for several weeks, due to the volume of items that need to be processed for Sixteen Mile Branch.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Normal operations will resume on May 1, 2019. At this time, donated items will be accepted at Central Branch, and the collection turnover rate will return to normal.

Customers will not be able to place holds on Sixteen Mile materials until June 12

We want to make sure we have a good selection of materials available on the shelves at Sixteen Mile Branch when it opens, which is why we are making these items non-holdable. These items will be available to customers at the Sixteen Mile Branch on a first-come-first-serve basis. We encourage customers to stop by and visit the new branch when it opens (May 1) to check out these materials in person.

After June 12, customers will be able to place a hold on these items and they will circulate among the branches as usual.