Our fully accessible public library is open for in-person visits, so you are welcome to browse the shelves, use the computers, fax machine and photocopier. We look forward to seeing you!

For our reading program this summer for both children and adults, patrons are welcome to keep track of their reading progress online via ReadSquared. You can find the library’s page there by following this link: Oswego Public Library ReadSquared

If you give us a call at 315-341-5867, we will be happy to take your information and enroll you into the program.

Founded by Gerrit Smith in a July 17, 1853 letter; the Oswego City Library was built in the grand style of Norman castles during 1855 & 1856. The library 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.

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The Oswego Public Library is a national historic landmark and America’s oldest public library still in its original building. Today we have curbside pickup of books, magazines, books on CD, and movies for all ages. Copy and print service is available and limited to ten free pages a week.

Our library is able to operate with the support of our local Friends of the Library branch; you can find more information on them here.

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

If you are a local artist that would like to have your art displayed here in our library, feel free to contact us at 315-341-5867 to set up an appointment to come and see our gallery area.