Oak Ridges Branch has direct stops on the following York Region Transit (YRT) bus routes:
Viva Blue Rapid Transit Service
Route 91B Bayview Northbound / Southbound
Route 96 Keele Yonge Northbound / Southbound
Route 98/98E Yonge Northbound / Southbound
For more information, please visit York Region Transit.
Bike racks are located on the northwest corner of Oak Ridges branch near the outdoor book return.
Free parking is available at all Richmond Hill Public Library branches. Outdoor parking options are available at our Oak Ridges Branch.
Certification Award for Environmental Design
Oak Ridges Branch was awarded Silver LEED® Certification for its sustainable, environmentally-responsible design in 2021. This designation recognizes the building’s sustainable design features, materials selection, water and energy efficiency and reduction in energy consumption. The linear design of the Library mirrors the natural beauty of the Oak Ridges Moraine and the roof is designed to reduce Heat Island effect (where closely packed buildings and paved surfaces amplify and trap heat), contributing to the mitigation of climate change effects.
Services & Amenities
All RHPL branches are physically accessible with wheelchair ramps, washrooms, and elevators where required. Entrances are equipped with automatic doors and parking spots are available for those with accessible parking permits. Learn more about our accessibility services.
If you’re unable to enter our branches, contact your local branch to arrange for curbside pickup service. No appointment necessary.
Maker Space Services
Changes are coming to our MakerSpace services!
Over the past few months, we've been collecting feedback from our community and our team on our Maker Space services at our branches. As a result, we'll be pausing our Maker Space services at Oak Ridges branch as we update our spaces and how they operate. We thank you for your patience as we improve our services to support you better. Keep an eye out for new services to be revealed soon as we welcome you back to make, create and DIY!
Meeting Rooms and Study Space
Meeting rooms at Oak Ridges Branch can be booked for a fee and include two meeting spaces. Seating, tables, and audio/visual presentation equipment are available in each room. Lobby booth bookings are also available. Book a meeting space here.
Study space is free to use and does not require a Richmond Hill Public Library card. There’s no reservation required, and plenty of seating available. Seating, as well as private study rooms, are located on the first and second floor of the branch, and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
We strive to offer safe, welcoming spaces that meet the needs of our community. If you're looking for a place to pray or meditate while visiting our branches, please speak to an RHPL team member, who will do their best to support your needs. Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please let us know if you require a prayer mat.
Technology and Games
Oak Ridges Branch has free wireless Internet access for all community members, as well as public use computers (iMacs and PC) with the option to print, copy and scan documents. This branch also has iPads that can be borrowed with an RHPL membership for in-branch use. Express computer stations can be used without a library card. Early Literacy Stations are available in the Children’s area. Learn more about technology at the Library.