Library Services Update

What You Need To Know When Visiting The Library

Currently, building access is limited to computer use by appointment. Visitors inside the library must wear a face covering/mask over their mouth and nose at all times and practice 6′ social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available at the library main room entrance and throughout the building. After each set of appointments the library will close for thorough cleaning. We will continue to offer our “Curbside Pickup” service.

If you have any of the following, please reschedule your appointment.

  • A fever above 100.4 degrees
  • Sore throat or a cough
  • Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • If in the past 14 days, you been exposed to anyone who has tested positive with COVID-19
  • If in the past 14 days, anyone in your household has been exposed to anyone with COVID-19
  • If you have traveled to one of the states on the NYS travel advisory list in the last 14 days

Library Services

  1. Place a hold on items you’re looking for using our Online Catalog – or call us at (315) 637-6374 ext. 2 to place holds.
  2. You will receive an automated notification when your holds are ready to be picked up!
  3. At that point, please contact us to schedule your pickup appointment.

Librarian Special

Miss browsing our stacks? Not sure what books you want? Order a Librarian Special to have a staff member pull a grab bag of titles for you/your kids based on your interests!

Just fill out one of these forms:

All returned items should be placed in the outside book drop, even if you have an appointment inside the library. All returned items are being quarantined for 7 days before being checked in. Items will remain on your library account until they are checked in, but no late fees will be accrued because of this delay.

Visit our events calendar to view our complete schedule of live virtual storytimes, book clubs, classes, concerts and more!

  • Email Help: Staff members are currently available to answer your questions or offer assistance via email at
  • Phone Help: We are currently available for phone help Monday & Wednesday from 9AM-5PM; Tuesday & Thursday from 1-9PM; Friday & Saturday from 10AM-5PM.

Wireless Internet: Available from the library parking lot daily.

Printing: We are able to print items for contactless pickup. Please email us at with the file you need printed, and your phone number. We will call you to schedule a pickup appointment when your prints are ready. Black and white prints are free, up to 25 pages.

  • Quantity/duration of appointments: Appointments can be made up to 7 days in advance. Appointments are for 1 hour.
  • Calling for an appointment: Staff will ask how many people are in your group and what you intend to do during your appointment (see next bullet point)
  • Using the library: During your visit you can use computers.
  • Changes to expect: Computers have been distanced & computer appointments are limited to one per day for a maximum of one hour. Food and drink are not permitted in the library. Bathrooms are available during your appointment.
  • Arriving for an appointment: The doors to the library remain locked. At your scheduled appointment time, proceed to the front door of the library, ring the doorbell, and a staff member will let you in. You can arrive anytime during your reserved time slot, but regardless of what time you arrived, all patrons will be asked to leave the building at the end of the one-hour appointment time frame and the library will close to be cleaned and disinfected for the next appointment slots.

If you are just looking to get something printed try our Curbside Printing! We are able to print items for you to pick up. Please email us at with the file you need printed, and your phone number. We will call you to schedule a pickup appointment when your prints are ready. Black and white prints are free, up to 25 pages.

For the safety of our patrons and staff, all OCPL libraries are not accepting book or other material donations.