Mission & History

Our Mission

The mission of the Marcellus Free Library is to provide our community with access to
information, knowledge, ideas, and entertainment through our physical and digital
collections, services, and programs. We are dedicated to evolving to meet our
community's educational and recreational needs, promote lifelong learning, and
encourage the interests of community members of all ages.

Our Vision

To connect community members of all ages with information, technology, knowledge,
ideas, entertainment, and each other.

Strategic Goals

1 – Connect our Community
2 – Reimagine the Library
3 – Engage Multiple Generations
4 – Sustain our Board of Trustees
5 – Strengthen our Staff
6 – Raise Community Awareness

Our History

Located in the Village of Marcellus beside the Upper Crown Mill Development at the corner of Orange and Maple Streets, our eco-friendly library has a collection of approximately 30,000 items, including a unique collection of choral music, for loan; a fax machine; eight public use Internet computers; five tablets and five laptops for public use; a color printer; a color photocopier; two tutoring rooms; and a self-service coffee/hot cocoa bar. Upstairs we are proud to offer the "Friends" Community Room which is available free of charge to non-profit groups in the community. Our children's area is warm and inviting.

Part of the Onondaga County Public Library

Your library card is your passport to our materials and services. It may be used at any Onondaga County Public Library, including the Central Library in downtown Syracuse, all city branches and 20 suburban member libraries throughout Onondaga County.