Oxford County Library branches are located on the ancestral lands of the Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee), Anishinabewak, Attiwonderonk (Neutral) and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This land is shared with us through a treaty relationship governed by the Upper Canada Treaties. As co-inhabitants of Turtle Island we are grateful for the opportunity to meet here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land. May we be careful stewards of the land like those who came before us. 

Featured Books This Month

Arabic Children's Books

Punjabi Children's Books

Ukrainian Children's Books

Learn about other people, experiences and communities

2SLGBTQIA+ Collection

Black History in Canada Collection

Homelessness and Housing Insecurity

Indigenous Collection

Our Commitment

Oxford County Library is committed to respecting the diversity of our users and providing services that are accessible to all patrons in a manner that respects individual rights, autonomy, and human dignity at all times. We will make accommodations whenever possible. You can learn more about our accessible services on our Accessibility Page

See our Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

See our Indigenous Awareness and Reconciliation Statement.

Connect to Further Learning

Discover rich histories, perspectives and communities in Canada.

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Black History in Canada: Provided by The Canadian Encyclopedia. Black history refers to the stories, experiences, and accomplishments of people of African origin. Black history did not begin in recent times in Canada, but in ancient times in Africa. People connected by their common African history and ancestry have created Black history here. The African-Canadian population is made up of individuals from a range of places across the globe including the United States, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Canada.

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Canadian Civil Rights Trailblazers: Learn about trailblazers that fought for justice against segregated theatres in Canada.

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CBC Corner: Oxford County Library and CBC/Radio-Canada have partnered to offer this one-of-a-kind portal to discover unique Canadian and local content including news, TV and radio shows, podcasts, kids content, a language learning app and much more!

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First Nations in Canada: Provided by the Government of Canada. An educational resource designed for use by young Canadians; high school educators and students; Aboriginal communities; and anyone interested in First Nations history. Its aim is to help readers understand the significant developments affecting First Nations communities from the pre-Contact era (before the arrival of Europeans) up to the present day.

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Historic Canada: Education Guides on Canadian Black History, Indigenous Perspectives, and Women’s History.

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History of Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Provided by the Government of Canada. This resource explores the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, reconciliation and more.

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Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Provided by The Canadian Encyclopedia. In Canada, the term Indigenous peoples (or Aboriginal peoples) refers to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. This article explores the history, demographics, and cultural differences of Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

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Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada: Indigenous perspectives much older than the nation itself shared through maps, artwork, history and culture. Created by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in conjunction with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Indspire.

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Significant Events in Black History in Canada: Since 1996, the Government of Canada’s annual Black History Month campaign encourages all Canadians to learn more about Black history in Canada. This resource includes significant events that have contributed to the story of Black communities in Canada, and the impact that they have made to all parts of society well before the land we live on was even called Canada.

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