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Wonderful Resource for Expats

Just got back from a great trip to Oaxaca, and was happy to have this resource available while in... read more

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great english library

extensive well organized collection-very knowledgeable staff-pleasant seating read or chat and get... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Calle Pino Suarez 519, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Like many expats, I live in Oaxaca thanks to the Oaxaca Lending Library. It is 50 years old this year and keeps getting better. My favorite activity is Intercambio which is free 10-12 every Saturday. Mexicans are paired with English speakers for an hour in...More

2  Thank Bill P
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

I came to this place to find out about Spanish classes, but also expected it to be a place to find some general info. Did not expect anything, but was highly disappointed. From the first moment I entered this place, I was sent away to...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Just got back from a great trip to Oaxaca, and was happy to have this resource available while in Oaxaca. They have great hours, lots of resources for members such as learning sessions, computer use, and a central location. Check online for their catalogue of...More

Thank lenorth
Reviewed 4 days ago

extensive well organized collection-very knowledgeable staff-pleasant seating read or chat and get to meet locals. they also have tours and evening presentations

Thank david w
Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice place to relax and read, have a cup of coffee, meet a friend for quiet conversation. Books in English and in Spanish to browse.

Thank Ellen K
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

I love the Oaxaca Lending Library. The staff is friendly and helpful, the books are plentiful, the members are friendly, warm and helpful, and it provides lots of activities for tourists, locals and ex-pats alike. I'm donating a duffle bag of books when I go...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Good resource for English speaking travelers and expats in Oaxaca. Need language tutoring, a place to live, domestic help, English language books, calender of local events?????....come here for the above ifo and more.

Thank markobear1
Reviewed July 27, 2018

This is a nice place to meet, have discussions and borrow books. they accept donated books and there are a lot of people visiting there daily. it is also a good place to meet up with English Speaking travelers/expats.

Thank sonrisamio
Reviewed July 16, 2018

A place to gather for info, reading, coffee and so much information on living and visiting Oaxaca, trip, hikes, rentals and business opportunities

Thank Teeztravelz
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Great place for gathering info about living in Oaxaca, also provide lectures, yoga,and of course, books, as well asopportunities to be involved in the community. Unfortunately, not much going on in April, but still a good source of information.

Thank dabellsj
Reviewed March 3, 2018

The center for expats in Oaxaca. Has over 20,000 donated English language books. Provides information on Oaxaca and a place for expats and visitors to gather. Conducts lectures on local culture and helps visitors find Spanish language tutoring.

Thank Jeffrey P
Reviewed February 25, 2018

An english library for Visitors and Mexican residents alike. Staffed by english speaking volunteers and Mexican managed, this library holds a large collection of books and is the center for many events. From October thru March you can sign up for lectures, hikes, weekend trips...More

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Response from tomshiff | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't believe there are any other English lending libraries in the towns or villages outside of Oaxaca city. That being said, I believe you can borrow books for either 2 or 3 weeks at a time from OLL so maybe that will... More