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Note: By entering the library you are agreeing to adhere to OFL's COVID guidelines.

Express Services

The following services are available anytime during normal business hours and do NOT require an appointment:

50-Minute Appointment Services

  • Browsing
  • Computer Use (Note: Library staff can only provide remote assistance with computers due to social distancing regulations.)
  • Self-service copier/scanner use (If you are comfortable with library staff completing the copies, an appointment is NOT required.)

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One type of appointment for patrons who want to use any or all of these services!

Based on patron feedback and needs, we have updated our appointment model:

  • Visits are 50 minutes (exception: last appointment of the day ends at least 15 minutes before closing, so the last appointment of the day most days is 45 minutes).
  • Visits start every hour on the hour beginning at 10am daily until last full hour before closing.
  • Patrons can book up to 2 visits per day.

Benefits to this new appointment model:

  • Allows for more appointments per day, which also means accommodating more patrons each day.
  • Patrons who need more time in the library now have the option to book up to 2 appointments a day.

This schedule is in place to maintain our safety plan and mandated building occupancy limits as per NY Forward guidelines.

More appointment information:

  • Register up to 7 days in advance
  • Must provide name and phone number- Will be used for contact tracing purposes ONLY
  • Register each person in your party separately

Curbside Pickup

OFL has resumed Curbside Pickup.  Learn more...


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

  • Face coverings must be worn correctly at all times.
  • 6 ft. social distancing must be maintained with anyone outside your party.
  • 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. Does anyone in your household have two or more of any of the symptoms above?
      3. In the past 14 days, have you been exposed to anyone who has tested positive with COVID-19?
      4. In the past 14 days, has anyone in your household been exposed to anyone with COVID-19?
      5. Have you traveled internationally in the last 14 days?

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


More OFL Updates:

  • Telephone reference is available during normal business hours...
    Monday: 10:00am-8:30pm
    Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm
    Wednesday: 10:00am-8:30pm
    Thursday: 10:00am-5:00pm
    Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
    Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Email reference: info@oflibrary.org or click here to fill out online form. Library staff will respond within 24 hours.
  • Visit our online calendar (mobile-friendly version) to see the great virtual programs that OFL is hosting!
  • The library's WiFi is active everyday 8am to 9pm.  Network Name: OFLibrary; Password: onondaga - Make a 50-minute in-library appointment or park in OFL's parking lot to access it!

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.


Wondering about other Onondaga County Public Library Services?

Learn more at https://www.onlib.org/available-library-services