Maxwell Memorial Library

Currently Open!
Sun: Closed
Mon - Thu: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Library Information

Address: 
14 Genesee Street
Camillus, NY 13031
Phone: 
(315) 672-3661
Fax: 
(315) 672-5514
Grace Days: 
One, (1), except for short loans
Accessibility: 
Full

Holiday Closings

Christmas Break12/25/17, 12/26/17, 12/24/18, 12/25/18, 12/26/18
New Year's Eve Observed12/30/17
New Year's Day01/01/18
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day01/15/18
President's Day02/19/18
Memorial Day Weekend05/26/18, 05/27/18
Memorial Day05/28/18
Independence Day07/04/18
Labor Day Weekend09/01/18, 09/02/18
Labor Day09/03/18
Veterans' Day [observed]11/12/18
Thanksgiving Eve (closes at 5:00 PM)11/21/18
Thanksgiving11/22/18
New Year's Eve12/31/18

Maxwell Memorial Library serves the Town of Camillus, on the western side of Onondaga County. Founded in 1922, Maxwell is housed in a circa-1868 former church on the corner of Genesee and Leroy streets in the village of Camillus. We offer a wide variety of contemporary materials, programs and services:

  • An in-depth collection of best-selling books in print, audio and digital formats
  • Popular DVDs and streaming movies
  • Children’s materials, computers, story times, and creative activities
  • Free public computers and wi-fi access
  • Digital and print periodicals
  • Extensive research materials online and in print
  • Informative, educational and entertaining programs for adults, teens and children

The library offers opportunities to become involved with book clubs, preschool and toddler story times, volunteer service, and an active Friends group that supports the library through regular fundraising events. Maxwell also has an excellent summer reading program for babies through teens, with the ever-popular Wild Wednesday family nights. All activities, programs, and services are free.

Our Community Room and a study are available for meetings, tutoring, and other small-group gatherings. After the current renovation project is complete in late 2016, we’ll have an additional study and two flexible-use meeting spaces for individuals and groups to use.

Maxwell Library’s “digital branch” offers patrons downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies and music. On site, patrons can use computers and tablets, check out ereaders and tablets to take home, and make an appointment with tech-savvy staff to help you use your electronic devices.

Staff: 
  • Director: Katy Benson 
  • Youth Services: Melissa Lewandowski
Board of Trustees: 

President: Steven Mallory

Vice-President: Lucille Adorante

Treasurer: Michael Dendis

Secretaries:  Kristen Northrop, Susan York

Members: Gloria Francisco, Donna Breen, Sue Mezey 

Board Meetings – 6 p.m. on the third Monday of every month, except when that falls on a library holiday. 

Annual Meeting: January

Legislators: 
  • Assembly District No. 124: William A. Barclay
  • Senate District No. 50: John DeFrancisco
  • County District No. 6: Michael E. Plochocki