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

Jul 3

Cosplay Workshop

Ovitt Family Community Library

Design a cosplay worthy sword, laser cut it, and then embellish it with a unique design. Additional classes on Wednesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 21 to finish project started on the first class. Attendance at program on 7/3 required before attending on 7/31 or 8/21. Materials are free. Ages 18+

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 […]