About Us

Oneonta Public Library

In 1948 the library opened with a donation of 200 books from the Rose Garden Club in the "old pump house". Now in 2017 our collection contains over 40,000 items available to the public at no charge along with many other services.


The mission of the Oneonta Public Library is to provide the highest quality public library service that will effectively contribute to the enrichment of all residents of the community.  The library is to guarantee the community a free and easy access to recorded information within the limitations of space and budget.  The responsibility of the library is to satisfy the diverse reading needs and interests of the resident of the community through the selection, acquisition, organization and preservation of library materials and to provide skilled guidance in their use.

In response to advances in technology, the Oneonta Public Library is endeavoring to develop resources and services that meet the informational, recreational, and educational needs of the community.  It is within this context that the Library provides computers for personal use and for Internet access.

The Library strives to supply sources of information in all fields of knowledge and to promote and encourage maximum and effective use of library’s materials and service.   Great efforts will be made to support the educational, civic, and cultural activities of groups and organizations whose aims are compatible with those of the library.

Board of Trustees  2016-2017
Carl Frey, Board Chairman
Gary Reid
Dixie Daily
Amanda White
Sharon Breaseale

Services Provided:
  • Inter-Library Loan (ILL)
  • Faxes ($1 for every 5 pages)
  • Copies (B&W 15¢ / Color 75¢ from public copier)
  • Printed Pages from Public Access Computers (B&W 15¢ / Color 75¢ from public copier)
  • Typewriter
  • CCTV
  • Low Vision Aid for Sight Impaired Patrons
  • 8 Public Access Computers
  • WIFI Access with Hotspot
  • Meeting Room available with reservation

We have over 40,000 items in our collection including books, audio books, DVD's and children's VHS tapes, a children's and teen's area, and a sizeable Spanish section.

We have a comfortable seating area with chairs and a coffee table in our Reference & Genealogy area.  We also have many tables with chairs for you to use for homework, projects, etc.

In our children's area, we have books in a bag with an audio version of that book for you to check out.  There are 6 computers located in this area that have children's games.  (No internet service is available on these computers.)  Seating is provided in our children's area as well with a rocking chair and two overstuffed arm chairs for your comfort.
Displays change on a regular basis.  Come often to see what new items are in our display areas.  If you have something you would like to display, please talk to our director.

Policy Manual

Strategic Plan