OPL Mobile

2.9
245 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Use the Ottawa Public Library app to discover new titles, plan your next visit, and browse recommendations curated by your library staff.

Features:

Instant access your library card
Search the collection and save titles for later
Place and manage holds
Renew checked out items
Check library hours and locations
Updated on
Aug 12, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
2.9
245 reviews
A Google user
December 15, 2019
Lack some features, I can't find my bookmarks, for example, in my tablet will stay vertical, no auto rotation so I can't use the tablet stand, at least I can do the basic functions like search and request material. There is no way to use some of the library services, Consumers Report for example that requires to be open from the library web site
5 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
September 6, 2019
VERY poor developer who should lose their contract. App is never updated and targets a VERY old API version which sacrifices the security of users. In fact, on the latest devices users will actually be WARNED by Android about running this app. They are targetting API version 20 while the current is 29 and the MINIMUM allowed for an update is 26. Has issues remembering sessions. Excessive permissions. Sluggish performance. UX needs some work to make actions more intuitive/frictionless.
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Kevin Peterson
November 21, 2020
This app has far too many privacy concerns to risk using it. Consistent location monitoring, phone calls, camera access and more. The majority of access requested is unnecessary for a library app. One is better off using the OPL website to manage one's account and Overdrive for ebooks and audio books on mobile devices.
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What's new

Library and event carousels were no longer displaying on the home screen for some users. These are now displaying again.

Some users with more recently registered accounts, were unable to log into the app. These users are now able to log into the app.