Ottawa Public Library
With more than 2 million items in its collection, the Ottawa Public Library offers something for all tastes and ages: from trendy magazines to daily newspapers, from downloadable music, movies and TV shows to the latest fiction best seller. The OPL lends items such as Chromebooks, Kill-A-Watt meters, and cross-country ski passes along with a plethora of eBooks, in French and English, as well as audiobooks, which can be retrieved from the comfort of home or a mobile device. Special collections include extensive local historical documents for perusal at the Ottawa Room of the Main branch, the unique local history collection maintained by the Cumberland Historical Society at the Cumberland branch, as well as the local history collection housed at the Beaverbrook branch. OPL also offers a wide range of online educational resources on subjects from ancestry, to language learning, to technology, to consumer reports.