Ovitt Family Community Library

215 East C Street, Ontario, CA 91764, United States | (909) 395-2004

On November 15, 1885, a handful of settlers gathered in the parlor of the Ontario Hotel to discuss their need for a library. This informal meeting has been regarded as the founding of Ontario City Library. The City department was established in 1891 and has grown to two facilities with over 185,000 materials including books, magazine subscriptions, newspaper subscriptions, documentaries, feature films and more. The library also offers educational and recreational programs and services for community members of all ages and features the Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room, on the lower level of the Ovitt Family Community Library, contains resources covering the history of Ontario and the western region of San Bernardino County.

Ontario City Library locations include:

Lewis Family Branch located on the campus of Colony High School at 3850 East Riverside Drive, Ontario, CA 91761

Ovitt Family Community Library located at 215 East C Street, Ontario, CA 91764


We strengthen our community by creating and supporting lifelong reading, learning, and enjoyment.


The Ontario City Library is your place to connect to each other and the world—where you are inspired by our materials, innovative programs and services, and are delighted by our commitment to the community.

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Events hosted by this organization

Aug 29

Día de los Muertos Ornament Making Workshop

Ovitt Family Community Library

Have your masterpiece displayed at the Ontario Museum of History & Art. Make it here, we’ll provide all the supplies! All ornaments are featured in the annual Día de los Muertos exhibit at the Ontario Museum of History & Art. A reception for artists and ornament makers will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 […]

Sep 26

Ontario Reads: Be a Blessing to Someone Else!

Ovitt Family Community Library

Ontario Reads 2019 is over, but each of us has the opportunity to continue to be a blessing to others. Come together and “bless” someone in need with a Blessing Bag! Community members are invited to create Blessing Bags that will be distributed to families living at Mercy House, an Ontario based non-profit whose mission […]

Sep 28


Ovitt Family Community Library

It’s a party at the library! Activities and entertainment for all with a special treat for kindergartners activating their KinderGo library cards. Families Welcome!

Oct 24

Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead

Ovitt Family Community Library

Honor loved ones who’ve passed with this cultural celebration. Activities, crafts and stories for the whole family! / Honremos a nuestros seres queridos que han fallecido con esta celebración cultural. ¡Actividades, manualidades y cuentos para toda la familia! Families Welcome!