Become a Member
To register for your own Library card, visit your nearest branch. Bring along proof of identity, including proof of address (e.g., Driver’s Licence, Ontario ID, or a Birth Certificate and Bank Statement) and we’ll register you for a personalised card. If you would like to reserve Library items ahead of time, for pickup on your first visit, you can do so by registering for a Library card online. We will then be pleased to confirm your information and issue you a physical card when you are able to subsequently visit a Library branch. More information is available in our Membership Guide.
Regular programs are offered at Oshawa's four Library branches, as well as various community partner locations. Information on all current Library programs may be found in our events calendar.
Did you know that Oshawa Public Libraries is a registered charity? Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and tax receipts will be issued to donations $25 and over. Make a financial gift to the Library in memory of a reader, or to honour a special person. Consider a bequest to help ensure continued Library service for future generations. Encourage the company or business where you work to match a personal or group donation. Public libraries change lives!
Members of the community can volunteer their time on behalf of the Library in a number of ways.
Teens seeking community service hours may volunteer with the Teen Advisory Board.
The Friends of the Library are a community volunteer organisation responsible for the organisation of seasonal book sales providing fundraising support to the Library system.
Are you an adult interested in offering your time to help a child improve their reading skills? To arrange an interview for the Reading Buddies programme please call 905-579-6111. For McLaughlin Branch select ext. 5244, for Jess Hann Branch ext. 5863, for Legends Centre Branch, ext. 5825, or for Northview Branch, ext. 5877
The Oshawa Public Libraries annual income tax clinics provide an opportunity for trained individuals to assist community members in their tax filing. More information is available here. To volunteer, call us at 905-579-6111 ext 5237 or contact the Canada Revenue Agency.