Maxwell Memorial Library

Open Now
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

Labor Day Weekend09/04/21, 09/05/21
Labor Day09/06/21
Veterans Day11/11/21
Thanksgiving Eve (closes at 3:00 PM)11/24/21
Day After Thanksgiving11/26/21
Christmas Eve12/24/21
Day After Christmas12/26/21
New Year's Eve12/31/21

 *** Walk-in visits without appointments. Curbside pickup by appointment is still available. ***

To Make An Appointment:

Call the library at 315.672.3661 during regular hours. Appointments left on our answering machine, email, or Facebook page will not be honored. You must speak with a staff member. Appointments can be made every hour on the hour, for a maximum of 45 minutes. This minimizes the number of people in the building at any one time. It also gives the staff time to clean between appointments, for everyone's protection.

  • Facial masks must be worn correctly at all times and social distancing is required.
  • If you are not feeling well, please call to reschedule your appointment.
  • All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • If you are late for your scheduled appointment, please be aware that each appointment ends at 45 minutes past the hour. You will not receive your full time in that case.

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: Alyssa Ali
  • Youth Services: Melissa Lewandowski
Board of Trustees: 

President: Lucille Adorante
Vice-President: Donna Breen 
Treasurer: George Mango
Secretary:  Sally Kondziela 
Members: Cynthia Drake, Megan Glass, Ann Henderson, Barb Parsons, and Marcia Wickert

Board Meetings: 6:00 PM on the third Monday of every month, except December. 

  • Assembly District 126: John Lemondes
  • Senate District No. 50: John W. Mannion
  • County District No. 6: Julie Abbott-Kenan