Library Board

How to Become a Library Board Member

Do you have a passion for libraries and would like to give back to your community?
The Oshawa Public Library Board will be seeking volunteers for its next four-year term.  Library Board members are appointed by the City Council and must be at least eighteen years of age, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, as well as a resident of Oshawa.  They cannot be employees of the Library or the City of Oshawa.
The Library Board is a governance board that oversees policies governing the operation and programs of the Library as well as advocating for the support of library programs and services.
Applications are now available on the City of Oshawa's website:

Oshawa Public Library Board of Trustees 

Doug Thomson (Chair)
Mark Ashcroft
James Clapp
Croydon DeMello
Eric Guernsey (Vice Chair)
Elizabeth Jamischak
Kristina O'Boyle
Melissa Pringle
Jacqueline Quinn
Councillor Tito-Dante Marimpietri
Frances Newman (CEO and Secretary)
You may contact members of the Board of Trustees through the Executive Assistant:
McLaughlin Branch
65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1N2
905-579-6111 ext. 5213

Library Board Meetings

All Library Board meetings are on Thursdays unless otherwise indicated.

The next meeting of the Oshawa Public Library Board will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to view the open section of the meeting. The meeting agenda will be posted to the Library website at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please contact Stephanie McLean at (905) 579-6111, ext. 5213, or by email at for more information.

January 20, 2022, 6:30 p.m. OPLB Minutes - January 20, 2022 - FINAL
February - no meeting scheduled
March 17, 2022, 6:30 p.m. OPLB Minutes - March 17, 2022 - FINAL
April  - no meeting scheduled
May 5, 2022, 6:30 p.m. OPLB Minutes - May 5, 2022 - FINAL
June 16, 2022, 6:30 p.m. OPLB Minutes - June 16, 2022 - FINAL
June 29, 2022, 6:30 p.m. OPLB Minutes - June 29, 2022 - FINAL
July, August - no meeting scheduled
September 15, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
October 20, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
November 17, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
December - no meeting scheduled

Past Meeting Minutes



Previous years' minutes are available by contacting Stephanie McLean at (905) 579-6111, ext. 5213.

Oshawa Pubic Libraries Land Acknowledgement

Oshawa Public Libraries Statement on Anti-Black Racism

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