The Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) system has limited services/capabilities.
The county is actively working on fixing the problem.
In the meantime, below is a list of available and unavailable services:

AVAILABLE Services:

  • We are open!
  • We can check items out - just bring your library card.
    Please note that OCPL will be waiving overdue fees that accrue during our system outage.
  • We can fill holds and transfer items between libraries again.
    Please note that OFL will be calling patrons about holds that have come in as email and text notifications are currently not working. You can also check the status of your hold(s) by logging into your account.  "Held" status means it is ready for pickup!
  • Online catalog and account access is back up!
    Please note the following:
    1.) Account information (including "items out") may not reflect activity that has occurred since July 12th.
    2.) If you are searching for an item and the catalog shows the item has a status of "in", please call the library to ensure that it is on their shelves, as each library has a backlog of check-ins to process.
    3.) Patrons are not able to place holds through the online catalog.
  • We can issue new library cards.
  • Public computers, internet, wi-fi, printing and copying/scanning.
  • All of our events will continue as planned! Visit our online event calendar for a listing of our summer programs.
  • Summer Reading logging website – Sign up and/or continue logging your minutes/books read this summer!
  • Overdrive/Libby & Hoopla – 24/7 access to download e-books, digital audiobooks, movies and music!

UNAVAILABLE Services:

  • Some databases and other electronic resources


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation while OCPL works towards a solution.
If you have any questions, please call the library at (315) 492-1727.


For more information about Central Library and the city branches: https://www.onlib.org/catalog-more-unavailable


For more information about the outage, read the following articles on Syracuse.com:

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