Library Services Update

Starting on 12/17, due to proximity to the orange zone and rise in local numbers, library services will be limited to curbside pickup services only.

Books can be returned in out outdoor bookdrop. Please note that items will remain on your account for 7-10 days after returned. There are no late fees at this time!

More Info

  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, 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!

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.