Friends of the Oshawa Public Library

Our purpose is to promote and enhance the services provided by the Oshawa Public Libraries through activities involving fundraising, advocacy, and our volunteers.


The Giant Book Sale is happening from Wednesday, September 27 to Saturday, September 30!

Ramp access to the book sale is available on the west side of the building (Queen St.). An elevator is also available to access the lower level, with a few (stair) steps down to enter the Auditorium.



The Friends of the Library operates used book sales usually twice a year in the auditorium of the McLaughlin branch. Upcoming sales will be posted on the library website.

Throughout the year, a selection of used books and magazines for sale can be found at all four branches. Customers can choose a book and make a small donation to the Library through the Friends. No contribution is too small!

2023 Book Sale Dates

September 27 - 30

Wednesday, September 27 – 9:30 am to 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 28 – 9:30 am to 7:30 pm

Friday, September 29 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday, September 30 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

2024 Book Sale Dates

April 11 - 13

October 3 - 5


Support Your Library by Joining the Friends of the Library!

Member Benefits:
  • Teens can earn Community Service hours by volunteering at Used Book Sales
  • Volunteering with a fantastic group of people and helping your local public library

Donating Books to the Friends of the Library

Book donations can be dropped off at the south Shipping and Receiving entrance of the McLaughlin Branch (65 Bagot St.) during regular business hours.
The Shipping and Receiving doors are locked. Please use the call button so staff can remotely unlock the door, where you can then access the dedicated donations shelving.


For more information about the Friends of Oshawa Public Libraries, you can call us at (905) 579-6111, ext. 5214, or email us at 

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