We are pleased to announce that we are adding curbside pickup of holds back to our services!

Pickup Blu-rays, DVDs, magazines, hotspots, Chromebooks, books, and audiobooks without leaving your car. Call 315-341-5867 ahead of time or place a hold on the items you want at catalog.ncls.org. We are happy to suggest movies and novels based on your favorites or to get lists of series, in order. If the book or movie is brand new, we will order it and contact you when it has been added to our collection.

Holds are available for seven days after their arrival. Items are available from all the public libraries in Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, & St. Lawrence Counties. There are also thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available entirely online through overdrive.ncls.org

Our fully accessible public library is open to all.

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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.

Our library is able to operate with the support of our local Friends of the Library. They are also on Facebook.

We also have a local Bookmobile that brings books around to our local community in the summer; you can learn all about them here.