Facility Rentals

The Oshawa Public Libraries offers rooms of various sizes to suit the community's needs.  The primary purpose of these rooms is to provide space for cultural, educational and community activities. 

Use of rooms for Library programs, co-sponsored programs and other Library purposes will take priority over other uses.  

Meeting rooms cannot be used by external groups for the following purposes:  

  • personal activities or social functions
  • the solicitation of business for profit, including direct sales of products and services, or for fundraising
  • church services, Sunday school classes, or formal religious meetings
  • programs or events that are similar in nature to Library programs. 

Please provide the purpose of the room rental, and any specific requirements at the time of your booking, ie. piano rental, AV equipment, etc.


See our Hours and Locations page for times during which library facilities can be accessed.


The McLaughlin Branch at 65 Bagot Street offers the McLaughlin Auditorium with a capacity of 130 people in a theatre-style arrangement. Other seating plans may reduce the maximum capacity.


The John Aker Northview Branch at 250 Beatrice Street East offers the Nonquon Room with a capacity of 80 people. A small Conference Room is also available to groups of up to 12 people.



Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be provided one week (7 days) prior to the date of booking.


All Oshawa Public Libraries locations are wheelchair accessible. For further details consult our information on accessibility at the Oshawa Public Libraries.

Facility Rental Rates

Fees associated with rental and use of spaces at the Oshawa Public Libraries can be found on the last page of the Facility Rental Policy.


The Library requires proof of a minimum of $2 million general liability insurance naming both the City of Oshawa and the Oshawa Public Library Board each as an additional insured.  In lieu of providing a certificate of insurance, eligible contract holders can purchase insurance through the Library at the time of booking.

How to Book

For booking enquiries, please fill in and submit the following form. A staff member will be in touch with you regarding your request.

Facility Rental Request

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