Maxwell Memorial Library

Currently closed
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

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

Holiday Closings

Memorial Day Weekend05/27/17, 05/28/17
Memorial Day05/29/17
Independence Day07/04/17
Labor Day Weekend09/02/17, 09/03/17
Labor Day09/04/17
Veteran's Day11/11/17
Thanksgiving (closes at 5:00 PM)11/22/17
Christmas Break12/25/17, 12/26/17
New Year's Eve Observed12/30/17

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.

  • Director: Katy Benson 
  • Youth Services: Rose Burdick
Board of Trustees: 

President: Steven Mallory

Vice-President: Lucille Adorante

Treasurer: Michael Dendis

Secretaries:  Kristen Northrop, Susan York

Members: Gloria Francisco, Donna Breen

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

Annual Meeting: January

2016 meeting dates:

Monday, January 18

Monday, February 22

Monday, March 21

Monday, April 18

Monday, May 16

Monday, June 20

Monday, July 18

Monday, August 15

Monday, September 19

Monday, October 17

Monday, November 21

Monday, December 19

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