Library Service Update

Library Updates

  • 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!
  • Express Browsing postponed until 2/16
    Unfortunately, due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19, we have to postpone our reopening date to Tuesday, 2/16 for Express Browsing and computer use. We will still have curbside services and phone help available this week. We will be closed for all services … Read more
  • Express Browsing & Computer Use To Resume on 2/8/21
    GREAT news! We will be reopening for Express Browsing and first-come, first-serve computer use beginning February 8! Social distancing and masks will be required for everyone over the age of 2. Curbside services (library material and print pickup) will still be available and encouraged. We … Read more
  • Curbside Services Only–12/17/2020
    Starting on 12/17, due to the proximity of the orange zone and the rise in local number, library services will be limited to curbside pickup services only. Materials may be returned in the outdoor bookdrop. Please note that items will remain on your account for … Read more

Current Services

Patrons may now come inside our building for Express Browsing, holds pickup, and computer use, during the following hours:

  • Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10AM-4PM
  • Tues & Thurs: 1-7PM

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

  • Wear a mask over nose and mouth at all times (unless under age 2)
  • 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

Curbside pickup appointments are still available and encouraged, for both library materials and black & white prints.

Please continue to return your items in our outdoor book drop (this keeps everyone safe because it allows time for the items to quarantine before they are handled!)

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

  • Express Browsing Hours:
    • Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 10AM-4PM
    • Tues and Thurs: 1PM-7PM
  • Express Browsing Guidelines:
    • We request you keep your visits to 15 minutes as our building capacity is limited.
    • Please abide by all the health and safety requirements listed under “Visiting the Library,” above
    • Curbside pickup of items and prints is still available and encouraged! See “Curbside Pickup” for details.
  • We have 8 computers available to use on a first come, first serve basis during our open hours:
    • Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10AM-4PM
    • Tues & Thurs: 1-7PM
  • Computer use is limited to 2 hours/day
  • Computer stations are sanitized hourly; wipes are also available

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. Black and white prints are free, up to 25 pages.

  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.

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. All returned items are quarantined for 7 days before being checked in. Items will remain on your library account until they are checked in. There are no overdue fees at this time!

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!

Play & Learn Kits

  • Great for toddlers & preschoolers
  • Each week kits focus on a different topic (e.g. colors, weather, farm animals, etc.) and contain:
    • A list of suggested books to read based on the theme
    • Supplies for a related craft and fun learning activity
    • Worksheets and activity pages that focus on school-readiness skills
    • A coloring page
    • Early literacy tips and additional activity ideas for parents
  • No registration required — just stop by our porch during curbside pickup hours and grab one while supplies last!

Take & Make Kits

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

Teen Tuesday Kits

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

Wireless Internet: Available from the library parking lot daily.

Printing: We are able to print items for contactless pickup. 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. 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.