OFL is open- no appointment necessary!

Current Occupancy:

While our doors are open, our occupancy is still limited due to social distancing requirements. Our current occupancy can be seen below to help you decide whether to visit the library based on your comfort level.

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Current Hours:

Monday: 9:00am-8:30pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-8:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-8:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am-8:30pm
Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

New mask wearing guidelines (effective 5/19/21):

Under the guidance of the CDC, NYS Governor and County Legislature, OFL has adopted the new CDC guidance on mask use and social distancing at this time. Unvaccinated individuals, under both CDC and state guidance, must wear masks within our building. Although mask wearing for vaccinated people is not required, we encourage everyone inside the library to wear a mask out of consideration for all our library visitors. We appreciate our visitors responsible and respectful cooperation with this revised policy, as some of our library visitors have not had access to the vaccine, are not yet fully vaccinated or have a compromised health issue.

By visiting the library, you are agreeing to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All unvaccinated people over 2 years old must were a mask at all times inside the library.
  • 6 ft. social distancing must be maintained with anyone outside your party.
  • No consumption of food or drink inside the library.
  • You can say NO to the following questions:
      1. Do you currently have any of the following symptoms?
        •Fever (above 100 degrees) or chills
        •Cough
        •Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
        •Fatigue
        •Muscle or body aches
        •Headache
        •New loss of taste or smell
        •Sore throat
        •Congestion or runny nose
        •Nausea or vomiting
        •Diarrhea
      2. In the past 14 days, have you tested positive for COVID-19?
      3. In the past 14 days, have you had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

*If you answer yes to any of the questions listed above, we ask that you do not visit the library.


Curbside Pickup

GOOD NEWS: Curbside Pickup has now become a permanent service!  Learn more...


More OFL Updates:

  • Returns: OCPL is no longer required to quarantine returned library materials!
  • WiFi is active everyday 8am to 9pm.
    Network Name: OFLibrary; Password: onondaga
    Accessible in the library, in the library parking lot or the library's garden area
  • Meeting Rooms: Although the library's physical meeting rooms remain unavailable, we have a virtual meeting space available for reservation.  Learn more...
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL): OCPL is accepting interlibrary loan requests again!  Learn more...
  • Email reference: info@oflibrary.org or click here to fill out online form. Library staff will respond within 24 hours.
  • Programs & Events: Visit our online calendar (mobile-friendly version) to see the great virtual programs that OFL is hosting!

Have you checked out all the amazing online resources available to OFL cardholders?


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Onondaga Free Library is monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of our staff and patrons are our priority. We’re following guidance from state and local public health agencies so we can respond as needed as this situation develops.  Click here for more information.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@oflibrary.org.


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