The library will be closed on Saturday June 19th, 2021 for Juneteenth. It will also be closed Saturday, July 3rd and Monday, July 5th, 2021 in observation of Independence Day.
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.
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.