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Pino Suarez 519

Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico 68000

(951) 518-7077

library [at]

Open Mon - Fri  10 - 2 & 4 - 7  |  Saturdays 10 - 1

Extended hours October 19, 2015 - March 22, 2016

Mon - Fri  10 am - 7 pm  |  Saturdays 10 am - 1 pm

a        Closed Sundays and Mexican National Holidays


Bienvenidos ~ Welcome

At the OLL...

Introduction to Oaxaca

Every Monday at 11:00 AM

This popular introduction to our adopted city is a great help to visitors and potential residents alike. If you're new to Oaxaca come join us for this introduction presented by a full-time resident and member of OLL. They will answer questions and give their perspective on what it's like to live in Oaxaca.

~ FREE ~


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  1. Bullet  Emergency Phone Numbers to keep handy

  2. Bullet  Annual Report 2016

  3. Bullet  OLL 2016 OLL Action Plan Final.pdf

  4. Bullet  Nueva Colección de Libros en Español at the OLL

  5. Bullet  Authors Among Us in the OLL community

  6. Bullet  Recently added Books & DVDs are listed on OLL’s online library catalog page

  7. Bullet  Books and DVDs for Book Salons

  8. Bullet  Library Renovation Updates and Photos

  9. Bullet  Links to Newspapers, Magazines, Book Reviews, and other Oaxaca libraries

  10. Bullet  Free Emergency Contact Information [pdf] form

  11. Bullet  Friends of Oaxaca Lending Library on Facebook

  12. Bullet  Follow the OLL on Twitter

  13. Bullet  Libros Para Pueblos


Current Wish List

If you are coming from the US and can carry books down for us, please contact Rebecca Severeide, rsevereide [at] We need one month’s notice to allow for shipping items to you.  Donations always appreciated.


  1. Bullet A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories, By Lucia Berlin. Edited by Stephen Emerson

  2. Bullet The Sellout, by Paul Beatty

  3. Bullet Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

  4. Bullet Outline, by Rachel Cusk

  5. Bullet Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

  6. Bullet The Breakers by Minette Walters


  1. Bullet Black House by Peter May

  2. Bullet Lewis Man by Peter May

  3. Bullet Chessmen by Peter May


  1. Bullet The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

  2. Bullet Liberty’s First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech by Charles Stock

  3. Bullet These United States: A Nation in the Making 1890 to Present by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore and Thomas J. Sugrue

  4. Bullet Forever Blue: the True Story of Walter O’Malley, Baseball’s Most Controversial Owner... by Michael D’Antonio


  1. Bullet The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, by Andrea Wulf


  1. Bullet El Reloj

  2. Bullet The Path of Stone Soup

  3. Bullet The Book of Life

Replacement Books

  1. Bullet Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  2. Bullet The Outcasts of Poker Flat and Other Tales by Bret Harte

  3. Bullet Hasta No Verte Jesus Mio by Elena Poniatowska (in Spanish)

  4. Bullet Arms of Nemesis by Steven Saylor

  5. Bullet Nana by Emile Zola

  6. Bullet The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges

  7. Bullet Stories and Tales by Stephen Crane

  8. Bullet South Sea Tales by Jack London

  9. Bullet Havana Blue by Leonardo Padura

  10. Bullet La Revolucioncita mexicana by Rius (Eduardo del Rio) (in Spanish)

  11. Bullet East and West: The Collected Short Stories of W. Somerset Maugham

  12. Bullet Roman Fever and Other Stories by Edith Wharton

  13. Bullet Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf

  14. Bullet Dark Star by Alan Furst

  15. Bullet Pagan Babies by Elmore Leonard

  16. Bullet The Field of Blood by Denise Mina

¡Muchas gracias!


Thank you note from a satisfied customer

Over 1400 people a year participate in the OLL’s Intercambio program on Saturday mornings.  Both Spanish and English speakers learn about each other and a bit about their mutual cultures — not to mention practicing their new languages!  Click HERE for a letter the library received about what it means  to one of our Mexican participants.  If you are 18 years or older and speak enough Spanish and English to have a basic conversation, please join us on Saturday mornings from

10 AM to 12 PM.

US Consular Agent Assigned to Oaxaca

US Consular Agent, Samantha Wattson. To visit her or the office, an appointment is required.

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 10 am - 3 pm

Address: Alcala 407-2nd Floor

Phone: 514-3054


At the OLL...
About Art with 
Susana Wald 
Wednesday, June 15, 5:00 PM
An informal discussion about visual art.  Strongly suggest you bring a copy of a picture or other work of art you feel strongly about.  Susana Wald, works as a painter, sculptor, printmaker, graphic designer, and literary translator.  Presently she works out of her studio in San Andrés Huayapam, near the city of Oaxaca. 
 ~  FREE  ~
Book carriers wanted!
We have had several new books added to our collection.  Check out the new book shelf behind the circulation desk!  If you are going to the US and can bring back a book or two on our wish list (see “Current Wish List” on left of this page), please contact Rebecca Severeide (rsevereide [at]  Donations always accepted. mailto:rsevereide@pobox.commailto:rsevereide@pobox.comshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1
English Speakers Needed

OLL's Intercambio, which meets every Saturday from 10 AM-12 PM, continues to attract a full house each week. More English speakers are now needed to balance out the participation since our winter members have flown home. Please join's an excellent way to work on your Spanish and help our Oaxacan neighbors improve their English while learning more about each other in the process.

Volunteer Cross-Training Program Initiated

In order to strengthen our team of volunteers we are initiating a cross-training program:  Learn more about the OLL collection by working in Book Processing, Join the excitement at the Circulation Desk, Host in our Café.  These are some of the opportunities that are available. Enhance your knowledge of OLL while having fun and making a difference. Contact John, the Volunteer Coordinator and he'll get you started  volunteeroaxaca [at}

Beat the Heat -

Trout Outing

Wednesday, June 8, 1:30 PM

Enjoy a cool afternoon in the mountains at Restaurante Linda Vista nestled in the pines over looking the valley.  Trout prepared 1 of 4 ways...your choice - includes crispy tortillas, salsa, a tasty salad and a fish cake for dessert!  No Host Bar (beverages for purchase).   Sign up and pay in advance at OLL front desk.

~ MX$250  ~  Transportation by van:

MX$50 extra ~

At the OLL…

Verano/Summer Bazar/Rummage Sale

Sunday, June 26

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Whether you're a contributor, volunteer, or shopper, come participate with us at the next of OLL's quarterly bazar/rummage sales.  Now accepting donations... so clean out those closets!

Libros Para Pueblos

Library Visit

Saturday, May 28

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Meet at northeast end of Llano Park

(near Guadalupe Church)

Itinerary:  Pick up in Llano Park, drive to San Pedro y San Pablo Ayutla, Mixe, visit to the library, meet children and librarians, visit the church, lunch, and drive back to Oaxaca.  For more information email:  siobhan.grogan [at]  OR  call:  (044) 951 248 2576

~ Donation 600 pesos ~

(includes transportation, admission fees, snack and water)


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