1. Bullet  Library Renovation Updates

  2. Bullet  Recently added Books & DVDs are listed on OLL’s online library catalog page

  3. Bullet  Books and DVDs for Book Salons

  4. Bullet  Links to Newspapers, Magazines, Book Reviews, and other Oaxaca libraries

  5. Bullet  Free Emergency Contact Information [pdf] form

  6. Bullet  Friends of Oaxaca Lending Library on Facebook

  7. Bullet  Follow the OLL on Twitter

  8. Bullet  Libros Para Pueblos

  9. Bullet  Margie Barclay’s Oaxaca Calendar of Events


Current Wish List

We take all donations but also have a wish list.  Please let us know if you can donate any of the following:


  1. Bullet  The Three by Sarah Lotz


  1. Bullet  Fun Home:  A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

  2. Bullet  The Lower River by Paul Theroux

  3. Bullet  Mink River by Brian Doyle

  4. Bullet  We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

  5. Bullet  The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

  6. Bullet  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 

  7. Bullet  The Guts by Roddy Doyle

  8. Bullet  Herzog by Saul Bellows


  1. Bullet  The Internal Enemy by Alan Taylor

  2. Bullet  Chocolate:  A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light by Mort Rosenblaum

  3. Bullet  Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin

  4. Bullet  Organic: A Journalist’s Guide to Discovering the Truth Behind Food Labeling by Peter Laufer

  5. Bullet  Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty


  1. Bullet  Burro Genius: A Memoir by Victor Villaseñor

Replacement Books

  1. Bullet  The Risk Pool by Richard Russo

  2. Bullet  Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

  3. Bullet  Mrs Craddock by Somerset Maugham

Email or call the OLL (at the above phone number) for more information and to offer your assistance.

¡Muchas gracias!



Upcoming OLL activities...

Pino Suarez 519a

Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico 68000a

(951) 518-7077a

library [at] oaxlibrary.orga

Open Mon - Fri  10 - 2 & 4 - 7  |  Saturdays 10 - 1a Closed Sundays and National Holidaysa


Bienvenidos ~ Welcome

Magazines at the OLL!!!
OLL may well have the most varied collection of current and near current magazines south of the Rio Bravo. Several, are full year runs:  National Geographic en Español, The New Yorker, The Economist, Popular Mechanics, and the recently donated, Wild Fiber — about which donor Rebecca Severeide says: “If you wanderlust and fiber envy this is the magazine for you. Each issue highlights (with text and drop dead beautiful photos) an exotic place and people who raise fiber.” 
Questions? Concerns?? Ideas???

There is now a Board Member present at the OLL, Monday through Friday (usually from 10 AM to 1 PM), to listen to member concerns, suggestions, and dreams for our future.

New books shelf

& carriers wanted!

We have had several new books added to our collection.  Check out the new book shelf behind the circulation desk!  If you are going to the US and can bring back a book or two on our wish list (see “Current Wish List” on lower left of this page), please contact Rebecca Severeide (rsevereide [at] pobox.com).  Donations always accepted. 

Library renovation update

On time and on budget!  After eight weeks of construction, phase one of the Library renovation is nearly finished!  All major electrical and plumbing work has been completed. The last steps in the remodeling should be accomplished in the next week or two, such as installing the carrizo ceiling to help keep the sun and heat out. There will be touch-up painting, deep cleaning and reorganizing, etc. We will be focusing as well on beautifying the space, purchasing new tables, additional chairs for presentations and on raising funds to help defray some of the costs.  Thanks all for your patience and cooperation!

Click here to see photos from last week’s work

Click here to read updated renovation plan

Support the renovation of the OLL’s café/snack bar by donating $20 USD to our…

Jalapeño Chili Challenge

Click on this YouTube link and watch OLL president Mike Pumphrey take the challenge.

Click on this link to donate $20 USD to the Jalapeño Chili Challenge.

It only takes about two minutes to donate and you do not need to eat the jalapeño chili, Mike did that for you!

Authors Among Us

– an appeal

If you’re a member of the OLL community with a published book, in print or E-book form, and would like to have it brought to the attention of readers of our website (and their thousands of reader-friends) you can have it listed on our upcoming page, Authors Among Us.  For each listing, we will need:

  1.   A thumbnail size cover or author photo

  2.   A brief description or review blurb – 50 words less.

  3.   Where your book is available (libraries, online, book stores). Our website does not provide links to book vendors.

  4.   If it’s in the OLL library collection, please include the call number. (If it's not, please consider donating a copy.)

Questions and/or listing information should be sent to Tom Dunham: anatomic2 [at] prodigy.net.mx

At the OLL...
Oaxaca Lending Library
Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 9 at 1:00 PM
Any Member in good standing at the time of the meeting may attend if he or she so chooses.
Dengue Fever (Breakbone fever) Alert & Information

Oaxaca is having a serious outbreak of Dengue Fever.  Residents and visitors to Oaxaca should be cautious. Senior citizens and people who have had Dengue before are at the highest risk. Dengue (DENG-gey) Fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical areas of the world. It is spread by the black and white striped Aedes mosquito which feeds both during the day and at night and inside or outside houses. Mild Dengue causes high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. A severe form of Dengue, also called Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, can cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death.

Click HERE to learn more about Dengue Fever.

At the OLL...

Learn About

Libros Para Pueblos

Presented by Enid Lynn, President

Friday, Oct. 10 at 11:00 AM

Libros Para Pueblos (LPP) has opened more than 70 libraries in remote villages throughout Oaxaca. Come learn about this worthy program that spreads the love of reading! Coffee and pastries will be served.


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