Special Collections

OCPL's Special Collections includes collections, services and knowledgeable staff in the following departments & collections: 

Employment & Career Resources

Finding a job can be challenging!
Use the library’s resources to make your search easier.

Grants Collection

There are thousands of grants covering hundreds of different subjects. Researching and identifying potential funding opportunities for your particular need takes a lot of time and effort.  OCPL has put together some tips and tricks to finding reliable resources. 


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. 

Local History & Genealogy

Local History/Genealogy [LHG] is a respected research center with extensive collections on genealogy and local and state history.

Non-Profit Resource Center

The Nonprofit Resource Center is a partner of the Foundation Center's network of over 450 funding information centers called the Funding Information Network.

Small Business Resources

The Central Library has resources for market research, writing business plans, business startup and more.