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

Holiday Closings

Independence Day07/04/24
Labor Day Weekend08/31/24, 09/01/24
Labor Day09/02/24
Veteran's Day11/11/24
Thanksgiving Eve (closes at 3:00 PM)11/27/24
Day After Thanksgiving11/29/24
Christmas Eve12/24/24
Day After Christmas12/26/24
New Year's Eve12/31/24

Overdue Fines & Fees

  • Completely fine free
  • Fees still charged for lost items

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.

The Maxwell Memorial Library maintains meeting room space and study rooms for use by not-for-profit community groups, associations, and agencies engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, or civic meetings or activities of interest and/or benefit to the community. Please read our Room Reservation and Use Policy on our website.

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: Jennifer Burke
  • Technology Librarian: Pete Schult
  • Youth Services: Melissa Lewandowski
Board of Trustees: 

President: Ann Henderson 
Vice President: Donna Breen 
Treasurer: George Mango
Secretary: Sally Kondziela
Members: Lucille Adorante, Phillip Grome, Allison Palermo-Record

Meetings are 6pm in the Community Room and are open to the public.

2024 Board Meeting Dates