Information Oakville is a department of Oakville Public Library, dedicated to providing residents of Oakville with up-to-date, quality information regarding supports and resources available to the community.
Halton Information Providers
Information Okaville is the lead agency of the Halton Information Providers (HIP), who are responsible for maintaining the Halton Community Services Directory (HCSD), providing crucial community information to residents of Halton, and supporting Ontario's local and porvincial information and referal network.
Learn more about HIP and HCSD on our Halton Community Services Directory page, or start browsing the directory here.
Community Boards & Brochures
Information Oakville provides free community information boards, for posters or flyers promoting local community events and resources, as well as brochures and other materials providing more detailed information about community services and resources serving Oakville. Community information boards and brochure displays are available in all OPL branches (selection varies by location), and online through our Virtual Community Board.
If you have a poster or brochure that you would like displayed at any of our branches, or virtually, please read the following:
- External promotional materials must be approved by Information Oakville prior to posting on our Community Information Boards
- Posters from municipal partners, social agencies or community-based non-profit, non-partisan groups will be considered based on availability of space, which varies by location
- Commercial promotional materials from individuals, groups or organizations that operate to earn a profit will not be considered for posting
- See OPL's Display and Distribution Policy here
*coming soon* An online calendar of community events happening in, or available vitually to, residents of Oakville.
You can also view upcoming events on our Virtual Community Board.
Information Oakville provides free food to community members who need it, through OPL's "take what you need" community food shelves, located at Central, Glen Abbey and Clearview branches. These shelves are available, no questions asked, during branch hours. For more information visit our Community Services page.
Information Oakville also maintains an up-to-date listing in the Halton Community Services Directory, "How to Find - Food Banks & Community Meals, Oakville", to help make it easier for our community to find these important resources.
Outreach & Training
Information Oakville is passionate about sharing information and resources with the community. Look for us at community events, sharing resources as we try to learn more about our community, from our community. If you would like us to attend your event, or if you would like a one-on-one or group presentation about finding community information in Oakville, please email us.