Volunteers have been busy scanning Library Board of Trustees minutes and we are putting them online from July 2008 to present. Watch for new minutes as they are approved.
2013-2014 Battle of the Books titles are here too!
We would love to help answer your questions or hear your suggestions -- books, DVDs, programs, and more you would like to see at the Oswego Public Library.
"I, Thomas W. Gillen, Mayor of the City of Oswego, proclaim National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013. I encourage all residents to visit the library this week to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available and thank their librarians and library workers for making information accessible to all who walk through the library's doors."
You may run our slide show Windows Media file by going to Induction of Trustees.wmv
The New Public Library in Oswego – The Ladies Provided For. – The new Gerrit Smith Library in this city, is now open to the public. For some weeks past, Chester Hull, Esq., the Librarian, with assistance from the Trustees and others, has been engaged in classifying, numbering and arranging the books, and this work is now consummated, and all things are ready for the accommodation of the public. The library contains about 8,000 volumes, embracing an extensive variety and a large number of standard works. One feature in the arrangements, which will meet with universal favor, is the provision made for the accommodation of the Ladies. An exclusive apartment has been provided for them, so that they may go there and enjoy a pleasant literary feast, without intrusion from the other sex. This apartment is fitted up quite luxuriously with sofas, &c., to render it attractive to those for whom it is intended. The library is, therefore, fairly opened and has become a living fixed institution among us, and in time, doubtless, it will rank among the finest institutions of the kind in the country.
– Oswego Palladium, Tuesday Morning, July 14, 1857