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Latest Books in our Collection

Print from your Phone or Laptop now

The Oswego Public Library now allows you to print from your mobile phone, laptop, or any other device connected to the Internet.  Use our wireless for free or send the print job from anywhere in the world!
WebPrint Use the online printing page, printeron.net/oswegoplny/webprint, or forward an email to oswegoplny-webprint-bw@printspots.com 

Stop by the main desk so we can release your print to our black & white laser printer. :)
We use your name or email address, so no release code to worry about at the Oswego Public Library.

Oswego City Directories Arriving Online!

The early Oswego City Directories (and some County ones too) are now available online thanks to a NNYLN grant.  Check out the 1850s through 1870s at New York Heritage!  Our main page at New York Heritage is http://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16694coll19.

Online Tour of Our Library

2013 in Review

Oswego County Today has compiled a great list of news from 2013.

It's been a busy and full year at the Oswego Public Library.  Nice to see that we are on the Digital Literacy in New York website for our Library Learning Center and classes.  Our Seaway Trail sign is finally installed near the main East 2nd Street entrance.  Seaway Trail sign for Oswego Public Library All of the signs are viewable at www.seawaytrail.com/storytellersigns/  We also enjoy our Energy Challenge Display very much as Cortland and Oswego battle to save money and conserve power. 

Thank you for all your support and for everyone who's been here in 2013!

Online Educational Videos & Games

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Search for videos, games, and other educational material by keyword or according to content area, grade level, Common Core standard, or a combination of those factors.

Ella Wheeler Photographs Now Online with Balanced Audio

Questions 'n' Suggestions

Happy Typing ComputerWe 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. 

Three Trustees Inducted as Emeriti Sunday

You may run our slide show Windows Media file by going to Induction of Trustees.wmv

Opening Announcement for our Castle on the Hill

     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

See a film of Oswego as it was in 1943 in our History section of the website.

Look What We Found Online

Alliance Bank filmed a commercial featuring our wonderful Story Times.

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