Adult Literacy

The Onondaga County Public Library's Adult Literacy Program offers a variety of materials and services in support of our mission to assist our adult learners in becoming "information literate," and to help them on a path to lifelong learning. Information literacy includes:

  • traditional literacy (reading and writing)
  • media literacy (using videos and audiotapes for information)
  • computer literacy (using literacy software and other basic applications)
  • network literacy (using OCPL's online catalog, serials database and the Internet)


Library tours for basic education and ESOL classes are offered at the Central Library. Tours can focus on how to get a library card, how to use the catalog, using the Literacy Resource Center, job searching and career advancement and world language collection.

To schedule a tour or get more information, please call: 315-435-1835

Additional Resources

Want to Learn?

Resources for Students / Learners

Resources for English for Speakers of Other Languages [ESOL]

Want to Teach? 

Resources for Tutors / Instructors