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OLL Mission Statement

Our mission is to be a living library and cultural center serving the English speaking community in Oaxaca while supporting and encouraging an interest in reading in the bilingual and Spanish speaking community of all ages. As such, we assist patrons and visitors in their pursuit of information, education, entertainment, and cultural understanding.


The OLL is open for library material checkout and return, as well as for purchasing or renewing membership, and for browsing by appointment. 

951 518 7077

Hours: 10 am -1 pm , Monday through Saturday


Browsing by Appointment:  Three people per day can browse the book shelves on their own for up to 20 minutes. Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis. You can make an appointment to do this by calling or emailing the library’s front desk:

Library Materials:  Click here for detailed information on how to check out books.

Membership Renewals are an important part of supporting the OLL. You can do that online here.

All sanitary measures must be observed by patrons, including a mask worn during their entire time at the library.

With the decline in winter visitors the OLL's book donations have dwindled to a trickle. We're asking those, who are in Oaxaca, to go through your home library and donate books you've already read and feel you can part with. And if you are coming down please consider packing what you can to donate to the cause. ¡Gracias! 

OLL Board Meeting

April 15, 2021

Any member who would like to attend virtually should contact Mary Phillips, Board Secretary at for the link to attend.

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Pino Suarez 519

Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico 68000

(951) 518-7077

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