Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin BranchDigital Doors Open Oshawa

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tours
  • Collections and resources
  • Kid-friendly
Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin Branch

Forming part of Oshawa’s Civic Centre, this library was a gift of R.S. McLaughlin in 1954. Architect Arthur Eadie was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright in his design of the library, now Oshawa’s central branch. The inside vestibule includes walls of Italian marble and a circular staircase, above which is a gold inscription to the generous donor. As part of Digital Doors Open, check out the online exhibit on the History of the Oshawa Public Library. In the Local History Room, you will find a growing collection of materials relating to historical events, places and people (as highlighted in this virtual tour). Some of these materials are also available online through the Internet Archive and in the Heritage Images collection. The library also regularly hosts programs on local history topics. Most recently, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Lakeview Park, the library has showcased the Oshawa in the Roaring Twenties video shown below. Note: While the library has reopened to the public, the Local History Room remains closed. (Check their website for COVID-related protocols before visiting.)

Contact info

65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, Ontario



Year built: 1954
Building type:Library
Architect: Arthur H. Eadie
Architectural style:Prairie

Dates/hours open

Aug 19, 04:56am - Aug 19, 04:56am