Phone Contact Hours for Friday, September 25th, 2020

Please note that tomorrow our hours for calling to reserve items will be a bit different. The current hours will be:

  • 10am - 12:15pm
  • 1:45pm - 4:00pm

There will be staff training during the time in between these time slots, so there will not be any available on the phone lines. You are still more than welcome to make reservations using however, and the normal hours of 10am-4pm will resume on Monday, September 28th. Thank you everyone for your patience.

Two Empire Passes Now Available for Check-Out

Fall is a great season to to explore New York State Parks!

The Empire Pass is your ticket into the State Parks of New York.  NCLS offers the Empire Pass for its patrons and the Oswego Public Library has 2 Empire Passes for our Patrons to borrow using their Library card.

New York state has many beautiful state parks that offer outdoor activities.  They are a great place for your family to start your Fall hiking spree.

Whether you like waterfalls, trail walking, fall colors or biking, New York State Parks have many ways for your family to enjoy the parks.  Visit to check out the parks before you visit.  Some restrictions may be in place due to COVID-19.  The pass gives your vehicle entrance into a New York parks for day-use.

New York State Parks are a year-long treasure and the Oswego Public library is happy to make the Empire Pass available for our patrons to use.  Go online to the catalog at and select Oswego Public Library and type in EMPIRE PASS to place it on hold or call the library at 315-341-5867 for us to place it on hold. You can call to check out the pass any time between 10am and 4pm on weekdays, except for tomorrow, Friday September 25th, as there will be staff training from 12:15-1:45pm so there will be no calls taken then.

New Juvenile Books - Easy Reading

Here's our final list of new juvenile titles for now, but check back in the next few weeks for some more that we're getting in to be checked out! The books on this list are all Easy Reading Storybooks for children.


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