Find a great read

Your response to the library's curbside pickup service has been enthusiastic - and we're excited to be able to get library materials out into our community once again! Find out how to request items and schedule curbside pickup here.

At this time, when wandering the shelves to find your next great read isn’t an option, our staff is here to help, with reading recommendations and advice for finding titles that are available for checkout. Call us at 920-236-5205 or Chat at, anytime during regular library hours.

If you prefer browsing online, here are some resources to help you find your next great read. Older titles may be more available for checkout - and they're still great reads!

Each month, our staff share some of their favorite titles in our eNewsletter. Sign up to keep the recommendations coming all year round!
March 2020 Staff Picks
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November: Great Reads of 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019

The library is on Instagram, where you'll find a few books our staff are #currentlyreading (and all sorts of other cool stuff we love to share).

These lists offer depth, variety and some favorites from editors and celebrity book clubbers:
NPR’s Book Concierge
The Best 57 Books of the Decade
Reader's Digest Bestselling Books of the Decade

And for families, don't miss our Staff Favorites - chapter books, picture books and non-fiction gems that are sure to please.

Search Tip
Right now, we are only able to fill your requests with materials from Oshkosh Public Library. Here's a way to find books that are available in our building:

OPL catalogTo the left of the search bar are two dropdowns. The first dropdown is “Everything”, but if you click on the arrow, you can see several options. Select Oshkosh to limit your search to items owned by Oshkosh Public Library.

Following guidelines set forth by the CDC and the DPI will reduce the risk to our staff and community, but it also means it will take longer to get you the materials you request. We ask for your patience as we work to offer this curbside service in a way that is safe for everyone.