Library Service Update

Library Updates

  • FFL Makerspace & Local History Now Re-Opened – 6/1/2021
    Effective 6/1/21, the FFL Makerspace (FabLab) and Local History Room are now re-opened to the public. FFL Makerspace Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm or by appt. Stop in to use our 3D printers and sewing machines (just make sure you’ve watched our training video first) To use our laser engraver or Cricut, call (315) 637-6374 to schedule an appointment … Read more
  • Updated Mask Guidelines- 5/19/21
    Under the guidance of the CDC, NYS Governor and County Legislature, FFL has adopted the new CDC guidance on mask use and social distancing. Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks within our building. Although mask wearing for vaccinated people is not required, we encourage everyone inside … Read more
  • Expanded Hours & Services Starting 4/26
    The library is now open for browsing, holds pickup, computer use and more during the following hours: Mon-Thurs: 9AM-8PM Fri & Sat: 10AM-5PM No appointments are necessary. Masks are required for all over age 2. Books can now be returned in the indoor or outdoor … Read more
  • Now Open for Express Browsing
    The library is now open for Express Browsing, holds pickup and computer use during the following hours: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10AM-4PM Tues & Thurs: 1-7PM Masks and social distancing are required. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Current Services

We are open to the public during the following hours:

  • Mon-Thurs: 9AM-8PM
  • Fri & Sat: 10-5PM

For everyone’s health and safety, to enter our building, you must:

  • Maintain 6’ distance from staff and other patrons
  • Be COVID-19 symptom free
  • Have a temperature below 100 F
  • Not be under a government mandated quarantine
  • Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks within our building.
  • Although mask wearing for vaccinated people is not required, we encourage everyone to mask while inside the library for the health and safety of those who are not yet vaccine eligible.

Curbside pickup appointments are still available! See below for more info.

Food and drink are not permitted in the library at this time.

  • We have 9 computer stations available to use on a first come, first serve basis during our open hours:
  • Computer use is limited to 2 hours/day

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 help@fflib.org with the file you need printed, and your phone number. We will call you to schedule a pickup appointment when your prints are ready.

  1. Place a hold on items you’re looking for using our Online Catalog – or call us at 315-637-6374 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.

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

Every week we have new at-home activity kits available for pickup on our front porch! New kits are put out Saturdays at 10AM.

Play & Learn Kits

  • Great for toddlers & preschoolers
  • Each week kits focus on a different topic (e.g. colors, weather, etc.)
  • Kits contain book suggestions, activity sheets and craft supplies
  • No registration — stop by our porch during open hours and grab one while supplies last!

Take & Make Kits

  • Great for elementary schoolers
  • Kits contain supplies for a different hands-on STEAM project!
  • A new YouTube video to follow along with each week
  • No registration — stop by our porch during open hours and grab one while supplies last!

Teen Tuesday Kits

  • For middle and high schoolers
  • Each week kits contain supplies for a different DIY activity!
  • Registration required — register at fflib.org/events to reserve your kit! Quantities are limited.

Kits for Adults

Available once/month, starting on the 1st Sat

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