Welcome

The Friends of the Ontario City Library is a non-profit organization started in 1973 that supports the Ontario City Library in a variety of ways. We raise money through fundraisers, book sales, and donations that provides critical support for educational and cultural programs for library users of all ages.

The Friends strive to build a closer relationship between the library and the citizens of Ontario.

Due to the pandemic, the Friends are currently not taking new volunteers.  Donations of materials are limited to one box per customer, per week.  Call the library at (909) 395-2004 for more details.
Ontario City Library branches are open by appointment only.
Ovitt Family Community Library
  • Appointments are available from 10:00am – 12:00pm, and 2:00pm – 5:00pm, with a one hour time slot.
  • There will be no appointments from 1:00pm – 2:00pm while library staff sanitize the building.
  • Computers and printing will be available.
  • Check Out, Ontario, our contactless holds pick up, will still be available.
  • The Model Colony History Room is accepting in-person appointments on a case by case basis only. Please call the room directly at (909) 395-2206 or contact us by email at localhistory@ontarioca.gov to discuss your research needs.
Lewis Family Branch Library
  • Appointments are available Monday and Tuesday from 2:00pm – 7:00pm and Wednesday through Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 6:00pm, and Saturdays from 12:00pm – 6:00pm, with a one hour time slot.
  • There will be no appointments from 1:00pm – 2:00pm while library staff sanitize the building.
  • Computers and printing will be available.
  • Check Out, Ontario, our contactless holds pick up, will still be available.

 Book an Appointment.