4840 West Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, New York 13215
315 492-1727 phone
315 492-1323 FAX
Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.
Items may be renewed for an additional loan period, providing there are no hold requests.
Patrons holding a valid Onondaga County Public Library card will have free access to the collection at Onondaga Free Library regardless of where the card was issued. Additionally, requests may be made by patrons for materials outside the OCPL system using the standard Interlibrary Loan procedure. Likewise, the collection at Onondaga Free Library will be made available to library systems outside the county using the standard Interlibrary Loan procedure.
There is a 25 cents per day fine for all circulating items, except children's materials which are 10 cents per day. Fines may be paid by cash or checks payable to Onondaga Free Library.
Veterans with proof of status may have their overdue fines (no other charges) waived up to a maximum amount of $10.00. [approved 8/29/12]
Patron Conduct Policy:
The Onondaga Free Library is a public institution that endeavors to provide for its users an environment suitable for reading, study, and activities related to library programs and other community activities. To promote this goal, the Board of Trustees of the Onondaga Free Library has adopted the following rules governing the use of the Library.
1. Patrons must respect the rights of staff and other patrons at all times.
2. Patrons must not disturb others by engaging in disruptive behavior.
3. Patrons must not interfere with an employees performance of his or her duties.
Proscribed behavior includes, but is not limited to: verbal abuse, offensive gestures or
language, threats of violence, sexual harassment, downloading, storing, printing, or any public display of illegal material or any material which interferes with the activities of Library staff or patrons, and any activity which contributes to a hostile or threatening environment.
4. The use of electronic equipment which may disturb other patrons or staff is prohibited in the public areas of the Library. This includes, but is not limited to: cell phones (silence them), audio equipment, and other electronic devices.
5. Patrons may not engage in any illegal activity on the Library premises.
6. Solicitation of funds, distribution of literature, or sale of goods is forbidden, except by permission of the Library Director or other staff designated by the Library Director. Posted notices are limited to those submitted by non-profit organizations.
7. Use of any tobacco products or other drugs in the Library is prohibited.
8. Food and drink are not permitted at the computer stations.
9. Gambling, offensive bodily hygiene, rollerblading, skateboarding, sleeping, spitting, or staring at others is prohibited.
10. Shoes and shirts are required of all persons entering the building.
11. Animals may not be brought into the Library unless they are required for a disabled person or are part of an authorized Library activity.
12. Patrons must not damage or deface Library furnishings, equipment, or facilities. This includes no feet on furniture or walls or moving Library furniture. Library materials must not be damaged or defaced intentionally by marking, underlining, removing pages or portions of pages, using paper clips, or removing bindings. Library staff will use their discretion and may charge patrons for damage that occurs to above stated items.
13. Library materials and property may not be removed from the building without proper checkout or authorization.
14. Library materials may not be taken into restrooms.
15. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children will not be left unattended at the Library prior to closing and must pick up children and young adults under the age of 16 prior to closing time. No child under the age of 8 may be left unattended in the Library.
16. Parents are responsible for overseeing the conduct of their children while at the
Library, the selection of materials for their own children, and for their childrens use of
computer equipment and software within the Library.
17. Patrons are solely responsible for their personal property while at the Library.
18. Patrons are responsible for paying fines, fees, and other charges levied against
their accounts in accordance with the Librarys fine policy.
19. Patrons must follow posted guidelines on the use of electronic resources and
equipment. This includes the Library Internet use policy.
20. Patrons must observe intellectual property laws, including United States Copyright Laws.Patrons guilty of violation of the above rules may be removed from the Library. Repeated violations may result in the revocation of Library privileges. Library personnel will call police when necessary to enforce any of the above rules.
Approved July 28, 2010
Library Card Registration Policy:
To register for a library card, patrons must present identification with a current address listed. Driver's licenses are preferred. For minors, parents must show identification with a current address. Your library card is accepted at any of the libraries within the Onondaga County Public Library system.
Click here to see the library's policies concerning Computer and Internet Usage.
In the event of inclement weather, if Westhill Schools are closed, then Onondaga Free
Library will open at noon. Check local news channels for announcements.
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