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


100 videos with interactive exercises to prepare New Americans for the Naturalization Test. You will need a personal email in order to set up your ProCitizen account.


A global literacy tool to enable speakers of any of 50 languages can learn to speak any of 60 new languages.  Learn to understand and speak a new language in everyday situations through activities, drills and quizzes. You can also choose from other available learning aids, such as films, music and audio files.  Content is available for learners of all ages. You will need a personal email in order to set up your Pronunciator account. Mobile apps are available for a variety of devices.

Additional Resources

Resources for Students / Learners

Resources for Tutors / Instructors

English for Speakers of Other Languages [ESOL] Resources