Oriskany Public Library

Monday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The library will be closed December 22 & 25th for Christmas//December 29th & January 1, 2024 for New Years

When the Oriskany Central School District is closed, has a delay or the students are dismissed early due to weather or an emergency occurs at the library, the Oriskany Public library will also close for the day, have a delay or close early.

If you wish to donate to our library (click on the donate button below to pay on-line with your credit or pay pal account).
AARP Safety Program

AARP will offer a two-day Driver Safety Program, the Smart Driver, which will be co-sponsored by the Oriskany Public Library at 621 Utica St, Oriskany NY. Pre-registration is required. Sessions will be held on: Wednesdays and Thursdays each month from 9:30AM to 12:30 PM each day- January 17th & 18th, February 21st & 22nd, and March 20th & 21st 2024 classes are available at this time. A reservation may be made by calling, Kim Macera, Library Manager at (315)-736-2532 and mailing your check or money order, made payable to “AARP”. Please send all checks one week prior to the class to: Oriskany Public Library, PO Box 428 Oriskany, NY 13424. The course fees are: $25.00 (AARP Members) or $30.00 (Non-AARP Members).

Photography and Videography Policy
While appreciating the photogenic qualities inherent in their design, libraries remain working institutions whose primary mission remains to serve the needs of its patrons.  As such, this policy is intended to protect library users who may be endangered or inconvenienced by having their photo or video image taken in the library, while encouraging media and others to use cameras in a way which would help communicate the library’s mission and promote the beauty and uniqueness of the buildings in the Oriskany Public Library.
In order to provide all the library’s customers with the safest and most pleasant library experience, those wishing to use cameras and/or recording equipment within the Oriskany Public Library facilities must request before photographing or videotaping of a patron(s) must have both the verbal permission of the patron(s) and a written release signed in advance by each patron(s) and/or legal guardian. Those not following this policy may be asked to put away their equipment or leave the facility.
Library access by photographers may be limited either by time constraints or to specific areas depending upon such impact or effect such sessions could have upon other library users.
Oriskany Public Library staff has the right to photograph, film and record library events and customers for promotional use only in print, online and video. Visitors to the library, or anyone participating in any library event being captured on film or by photograph, will be advised verbally or through signage that their participation acts as consent to being photographed, filmed or recorded, unless they indicate otherwise to library staff.
The above policy applies only to open, public events. Closed events such as class visits would require releases and/or permissions from the supervisor of the visiting organization.

Welcome Madam President; Amanda Steele on June 1, 2023.
January 23, 2023 Important!!! No meeting tonight due to inclement weather. Oriskany Public Library Board meeting at 6:00 pm. The Oriskany Public Library Board meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 6pm; unless otherwise specified.
We are looking for volunteers to be our “Friends of our library.” You would serve a 5 year term and provide oversight, governance, advocacy support and financial management to the organization. The commitment includes monthly board and committee meetings as scheduled by the respective committee chairs. Members are expected to commit time to serve on one or more of the following committees, i.e.: book sales, membership, marketing, finance, nominations, and community events. Friends groups raise funds for special library programs or services, advocate for library services, volunteer with children’s summer reading programs, sponsor National Library Week events, and other activities. Friends groups are citizens who join together to support, improve, and promote our local library. 

Policies and Procedures

Oriskany Public Library By-laws: see article 2 section 4 effective September 22, 2020 to update trustees’ term from 2-5 year terms to a 3- 5 year terms; per vote by the OPL board at 6pm on Sept. 22, 2020.

Oriskany Public Library By-laws: see page 11 under Fines and Notices to the change effective September 26, 2023; the board passed at the September 26, 2023 at the OPL board meeting at 6pm; we are now a fine free library. But, once at item has been overdue for 30 days, that item is considered lost, and the borrower is charged the full replacement cost of the item to their account. 

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Thank you to all that have donated your used goods! We’ve received a total of $ 5,858.08 from December 2019-August 2023

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