The Woodstock Public Library charges a fee for those who wish to borrow material but do not live in the City of Woodstock or pay municipal taxes to the City of Woodstock.

The fee is changing

The fee is increasing from $45 to $50 per person, per year starting on September 1, 2017. This is the first increase in 5 years. 

The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

How is the fee calculated?

Woodstock taxpayers pay approximately $59 per person for library service. A non-resident user pays an annual amount comparable to the amount paid by a City resident through their property taxes.

Can I share the card with my family?

No, a library card is not transferable. Each family member must purchase his or her own card.

Is there a student rate?

Yes. Students living outside of Woodstock but attending a Woodstock school pay purchase a library card at a reduced rate of $5 annually. High school students will be required to provide a student card from a Woodstock secondary school as identification.

What if I own a business or property in Woodstock?

If you reside outside Woodstock but pay taxes to the City of Woodstock for a property or a business in the City, you will be exempt from the fee on presentation of proof of payment of such taxes. This exemption will apply to all members of the taxpayer's household.

Are there any free services offered by the Woodstock Public Library?

Yes. The fee only applies if you would like to borrow materials. Programs, use of material within the library, public computers, study and reading areas remain free of charge.

Where can I find free library services?

Local taxpayers in Oxford County support two different library systems depending on the municipality to which they pay taxes. 

Outside of the City of Woodstock, library service is provided by the Oxford County Library.

Hours of Operation

Mon to Fri: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Book Drop: Available 24/7
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Woodstock Public Library
445 Hunter Street,
Woodstock, ON  N4S 4G7
Tel: 519-539-4801
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