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FAQ – Online program & event registration

How do I register for a library program online?

We’ve made it easier to register for our fall programs and events online. It’s also a lot simpler to see what’s available at a glance, and personalize your search so you can find exactly what you’re looking for with ease.

To register, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit our website at opl.ca and click on the Programs/Events
  2. Browse for programs. Click on the program you want to register for and then click ‘REGISTER’. If there is no ‘REGISTER’ button, this means the program is a drop-in and registration is not required.

Important note: You can search for the program using a keyword, or filter your search by location (branch), event type or age group. You can also use the calendar on the left-hand side of the page to quickly see the programs going on the day-of at a glance.

  1. Complete an online registration form. You will be prompted to fill out a form with some basic information.

Important note:  Your first name, last name, email address and phone number are mandatory to fill in. Alternatively, you can complete the form using your library card number and PIN. Don’t worry — we’ll only use this email address and phone number to send confirmation and any notifications about the event. You can adjust these settings easily through the event management area of the website.

  1. You’re now registered! Enjoy the program. Thank you for using the Oakville Public Library.

We’re striving for a more seamless experience for our customers, and making it easier for everyone to access our programs and events.

Important note: Online registration for upcoming fall library programs will only be available through opl.ca. You can also register for our programs by calling us or visiting one of our branches. Family PINs are no longer required. Registration for programs that occur before August 31 will still be done through the Town of Oakville website.


Can I still register for library programs in person?

Yes. Staff at all of our branches will be able to register you for programs and events. If you don’t have regular access to the internet, visit one of our branches or call us at (905) 815-2042 and our staff would be happy to help you register.


Can I register for programs without an OPL card?

Yes. All you need is a device with internet access, an email address and a phone number.


More questions?

Pop by any OPL branch during opening hours and we would be happy to help you!