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Womens non-fiction prize longlist 2024

Explore the inaugural Women's Prize for Nonfiction Longlist

Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 10:58 AM

Explore the inaugural Women's Prize for Nonfiction Longlist 2024! You can place all of the titles on hold with your Oxford County Library card.

The Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction is a major new annual book prize that celebrates exceptional narrative non-fiction by women. The Prize promotes excellence in writing, robust research, original narrative voices and accessibility, showcasing women’s expertise across a range of fields.

Learn more at

Oxford Explorers: March Break and Beyond 2024 in partnership with Tour Oxford

Explore Oxford this March Break!

Posted on Friday, February 09, 2024 03:45 PM

Pick up your Oxford Explorers Passport! Between March 1 -31st pick up an Oxford Explorers passport from any Oxford County Library branch and you can collect a unique stamp from each OCL location you visit, including the Ox on the Run Bookmobile!

Start planning your March Break activities with the Oxford County Library! We have activities planned across the County!

Virtual Mad Science: Lights, Colour, Action!

Quantum Kyle from Mad Science will guide participants in Lights, Colour, Action!, a virtual,...

Local Author Fair

Local Author Fair

Posted on Friday, February 02, 2024 10:55 AM

Oxford County Library, in partnership with Woodstock Public Library, is pleased to invite local authors to apply for the Oxford County Local Author Fair on Saturday April 27, 2024 at the Ingersoll Branch. The event will run from 10am-2pm, with author reading spotlights happening throughout the day.

Applications are due by Sunday March 3th, 2024. 

*Please note that due to space constraints that not all applicants are guaranteed to be accepted. Successful applicants will be contacted directly by...

OCL app down

OCL app is no longer supported

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023 04:10 PM

Please note that our Oxford County Library app is unavailable. This app will no longer be supported and you can remove the app from your device.
In the meantime, we encourage mobile users to save our catalogue to your device's home screen. You can follow these steps if you're an Apple or Android user.

Apple Users:
  1. On your Apple mobile device, go to
  2. Tap the “share” button
  3. In the drop-down, tap “add to Home Screen”
  4. Tap in the name field to remove unnecessary text and rename...

Holiday Hours

2023 Holiday Hours

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 10:06 AM

Please note that some of our branch hours will be changing slightly over the holidays. All branches will be open normal hours on Saturday, December 23 and will resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 2. Take a look at your local branch hours below and plan your trips to the library accordingly.

BranchDec 24 - 27Dec 28Dec 29Dec 30Dec 31 and Jan 1
Brownsville CLOSED 9am-1pm CLOSED 9am-1pm CLOSED
Burgessville CLOSED 1-5pm 2-5pm 9am-1pm CLOSED
Embro CLOSED 2-5pm CLOSED 1:30-4:30pm CLOSED
Harrington CLOSED CLOSED 10am-1pm