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 which became a city department in 1894. The Ontario City Library has since grown to encompass two facilities offering over 185,000 items including books, magazines, newspapers, movies and more with educational and recreational programs and services for all ages.


Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room offers access to photographs, documents, ephemera, books, maps, and more, covering the history of Ontario and the western region of San Bernardino County. Call (909) 395-2206 or email [email protected] for more information.

Lightspeed, a community makerspace, provides adults and high school students free access to dedicated equipment and software to create digital media projects, 3D prints, laser cutting and etching, CNC carving, sewing crafts, robotics, electronics, and virtual reality with help from knowledgeable staff. Locations at both Ovitt Family and Lewis Family libraries. Call (909) 395-2220 for more information.

Summer at Ontario City Library prevents summer slide with fun and engaging programs and events for all ages, all summer long.

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration, a time to learn about the beauty of Mexican family traditions. Enjoy creating art and experiencing rich Mexican history.


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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