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***Library Board Update*** There are two Board of Trustee terms ending this year in June. If you have an interest in the future planning of the library you may want to consider running. Board members normally meet 12-13 times a year on the second Tuesday of each month. Candidates wishing to run must complete a petition with at least 100 signatures by May 1st. For more information, you may contact the Library Director – Luke Connor at: or the Secretary to the Superintendent/District Clerk/Records Access Officer – Diane Schrader at: Petition form:

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search the Oswego Palladium Times from yesterday back to 2007!

You can now send print jobs to ePRINTit mobile printing and pick them up at the library!

Or simply email the information/files or if you want color prints ($0.25/page).

Curbside pickup of your holds and requests is always available.

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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.