Our fully accessible public library is open to all.
Founded by Gerrit Smith in a July 17, 1853 letter, the library was built in the grand style of Norman castles during 1855 & 1856, and first opened to the public on June 14, 1857. The Oswego Public Library underwent a $6 million renovation from 2004-2008 and has continued serving all area residents from the Castle on the Hill. The Oswego Public Library is also a national historic landmark and America’s oldest public library still in its original building.
We also have a local Bookmobile that brings books around to our local community in the summer; you can learn all about them here.
We have a wonderful program going on right now for the holidays; you can get your lost or missing library card replaced for free from now until January 1st, 2022!