Using The Library

How to Get a Library Card

Identification requirements and more. 

Using Your Library Card

When you have a library card it’s easy to let your imagination take the lead! Onondaga County Public Library brings the world to you with our virtual branch, where you can check out or reserve books and movies, access databases or book a room for an upcoming community event.

Library Code of Conduct

OCPL libraries are a place for reading, studying, and writing; participating in programs, activities and meetings; and, for using or borrowing Library materials. We ask for your cooperation in maintaining an environment in which all Library customers can use and enjoy the Library’s resources, services, and facilities. 

Available Technology

You will find a variety of technologies available throughout the Onondaga County Public Libraries, including accessible options for those with disabilities, ipads for loan, laptops, printers, fax machines, copiers, wifi hubs and access to computers.  

Fines & Fees

Information Regarding Fines & Fees for the Central Library and City Libraries. 

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find what you're looking for the in the OCPL catalog? Try our Interlibrary Loan service.

Notary Public

Many libraries in the OCPL system have a notary public on staff. See our Notary Public webpage for details, and remember it is important to call the listed library before making plans.


Find a listing of OCPL locations, and what, if any, donations each location accepts. 
**All donations must be in good/like new condition with no sign of mildew/mold**

Wireless Printing

Wireless Printing is available at some OCPL locations. Please call your library for details.