The Ottawa Public Library (OPL), among other Ontario libraries, is offering free proof of vaccination printing and self-lamination at all branches, until October 31, 2021. Self-lamination refers to a self-adhesive pouch, which can be sealed without machinery or extreme heat, and was obtained for this purpose thanks to funds from OPL donors.
Provincial requirements to show proof of vaccination and identification to access certain settings and locations came into effect September 22, 2021. Currently, no proof of vaccination is required to enter public libraries in Ontario.
Ottawa residents can visit any branch to print their proof of vaccination for free. OPL cardholders can submit an online print request form and then go to their chosen branch to pick up their document when ready. Until October 31, 2021, customers can print up to 10 pages free (per account). After that point, branch employees will provide this service on a case-by-case basis. For more information visit OPL’s website.