Library Takeout

Onondaga County Public Libraries are still here for you and we are committed to providing patrons expanded access to online resources and safe access to physical materials through a limited pickup service.

Pickup Locations

Pickup is currently offered at the following locations:

Syracuse City Branches

Hours For Pickup:
Monday - Saturday:
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Suburban Libraries

Contact Your Suburban Library For Details

Please Note:
  • We are currently unable to offer items owned at non-library pickup locations to a participating library pickup location.
    In the meantime, we’d be happy to connect you to other materials that are currently available.
  • Please do not use library pickup areas to return items. Items must be returned in the library book drops only.
  • To prevent overwhelming the libraries with returns, we ask that you return your items on select days. If your birth day is an even day, return items on an even date, and if your birthday is an odd day, return items on an odd date.
  • To support social distancing efforts, libraries offering pickup are operating with very limited staff. Wait times for holds placed online are currently longer than usual. Thanks for your patience.

Order Your Own Takeout or choose a Librarian Special

Place Your OrderOrder a Librarian Special

Placing Your Order:

Step One: Place Your Items on Hold

[Already have an item on hold at a Library Takeout location and you’ve been notified it’s ready? Skip to step two.]

  • Use our website to search for items currently available at a pickup location, and place a hold on the items you want.
  • When placing your hold, remember to select a location with Library Takeout.
  • You will be notified via email or phone when your hold is ready. Wait times for holds placed online are currently longer than usual. Thanks for your patience.

Step Two: Wait for Notification, Then Tell Us When You Plan To Pick Up

  • After you receive notification, call your Library Takeout location and make an appointment to pick up your holds.
  • Have your library card number available when you call. 
  • Staff will have your items checked out and placed in a new paper bag with your receipt.

Step Three: Pick Up Your Items

  • Masks are required for all library pickups.
  • Outdoor signage at the library will guide you through the process.
  • When you arrive at the library, please wait in line if necessary.
  • When you get up to the door, please show Library Staff your photo ID.
  • Staff will then pull your materials which will be in a new paper bag and leave it on a table for you to take and go.
Please Remember:
  • OCPL buildings remain closed to the public.
  • Lobbies, restrooms, computers, and other spaces will not be accessible.
  • Staff are unavailable for in person assistance.

If you need further assistance, contact us at 315-435-1900 or

Suburban Libraries

Please Call Your Library For Take Out Information & Hours

Baldwinsville Public Library
(315) 635-5631

Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
(315) 446-3578

East Syracuse Free Library
(315) 437-4841

Elbridge Free Library
(315) 689-7111

Fairmount Community Library
(315) 487-8933

Fayetteville Free Library
(315) 637-6374

Jordan Bramley Library
(315) 689-3296

LaFayette Public Library
(315) 677-3782

Liverpool Public Library
(315) 457-0310

Marcellus Free Library
(315) 673-3221

Manlius Library
(315) 682-6400

Maxwell Memorial Library
(315) 672-3661

Minoa Library
(315) 656-7401

NOPL Brewerton, Cicero & North Syracuse
Brewerton: (315) 676-7484
Cicero: (315) 699-2032
North Syracuse: (315) 458-6184

Onondaga Free Library
(315) 492-1727

Salina Library
(315) 454-4524

Skaneateles Library
(315) 685-5135

Solvay Public Library
(315) 468-2441

Tully Free Library
(315) 696-8606