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Oaxaca Lending Library

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Address: Calle Pino Suarez 519, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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+52 951 518 7077

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The OLL offers not only rooms full of English and Spanish books, interesting classes on everything your can possibly imagine, but also lectures, and various events scheduled... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
new york
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The OLL offers not only rooms full of English and Spanish books, interesting classes on everything your can possibly imagine, but also lectures, and various events scheduled almost every day, and information on 'everything Oaxaca'. Also available for a fee are fascinating trips into the region (eg. Hierve el Agua). Thumbs up!

Thank ginsengNewYork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not do as much as I had hoped at the OLL, but believe me, there was a lot to do. I heard a great lecture and saw a wonderful film. Sorry I missed some of the tours. Nice folks, too. If you go, be a pal and join for the month---you're supporting a great organization.

Thank gringa04915
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This library is a source of information about Oaxaca from the American point of view in ENGLISH! Activities include tours of Oaxaca homes, historical review of architecture, Mezcal tasting, films and history,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Check out the website for OLL. Hikes, lectures, movies in Oaxaca are listed. Attended a lecture, a movie and took the tour to Mitla through the OLL.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great source of information of things happening in oaxaca cannot dispute that but seems to run by old parochial north americans/canadians like in merida who although informative are a tight knit group and regard outsiders a bit warily in my experience they know everything and disregard anyone else.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We didn't check out books or go on the walks, which we heard were fabulous. We did participate in the language exchange on Saturday, which made us feel like we were giving at least a little something back to the community.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We did not go here, but we heard great things about it form other travelers. A good resource about the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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 both languages. It's the best way to polish your Spanish. There is also a children's... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We came to Oaxaca for the month of July with our three year old and were happy to find the Oaxaca Lending Library. It is well located and has a huge selection of books in English and Spanish. We paid 180 pesos and joined for one month. Just about every two days, one of us went with our three year... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you are looking for a place to get English books in Oaxaca, this is the place. Near Paseo el Llano, Oaxaca´s Lending Library has been open for more than 50 years, and is a place where the English speaking community frequently goes.

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