We are a meeting space for Discussion and Communtity Outreach.


And Yes! We are a library of books for adults & children, English & Spanish, audio books and DVD's.

We are more than a Library; we are a Community.

We are a gateway to the World with access to Computers and WiFi. 

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There’s a lot planned for the coming year – including redecorating the library. And lots of programs are in the works. 

BUT – much of it cannot happen without more volunteers, who are the lifeblood of the OLL. For example:

-  Chair and members for the Outreach Committee

-  Coordinators and assistants for Hoofing It in Oaxaca and for Out & About

-  Chair and members for the Communications Committee

-  Member(s) with finance and/or accounting experience for the Finance Committee


Join us!! It’s fun and rewarding!

And you don’t necessarily have live full-time in Oaxaca!  

Interested in exploring how you can contribute? 

Contact:  JACKI GORDON, President, at: president@oaxlibrary.org


  • Use of masks required at all times inside. Masks are optional on the terrace.  Apply hand gel  upon entering. Please maintain safe-distancing.

  • The Saturday in-person intercambios have resumed.  Check the calendar for more information.

OLL Mission Statement

Our mission, as a nonprofit Asociacion Civil, is to be a living library and cultural center serving the Oaxacan community. We are a lending library that offers materials for loan to our Members, along with onsite access to the general public. The OLL fulfills its mission by providing: 


~  multimedia and bilingual reading, educational, and entertainment materials for all ages; 

~  language programs to encourage biliteracy and cross-cultural competence; 

~  an inclusive venue for cultural and social events that foster solidarity and appreciation; and 

~  collaboration with other local NGOs to promote community empowerment.  


We seek to inspire a love of reading and learning across generations and cultures.