312 Washington St.
Ogdensburg, New York 13669 ========Tel: (315) 393-4325========Fax: (315) 393-4344

Page last updated on 6/19/98
Page maintained by DA Franz, franz@northnet.org


To provide reference services and materials; programs and materials for children; and current recreational reading, viewing, and listening materials for all library users.




You may use TELNET to access our catalog. At the TELNET prompt, type the following:
For username, enter OPL and for password enter MAPLECITY




Library Cards:

A library card is required to borrow materials. It must be presented to the clerk at the time items are checked out. Anyone, 5 or older, may obtain a card after identification and completion of a registration card. Everyone under 14 years of age must have their registration card signed by a parent. Lost adult cards will be replaced for a $2.00 fee, lost juvenile cards for a $1.00 fee.


Items may be renewed by phone or in person provided they are not overdue and have not been placed on reserve. You must have the item with you when renewing. Video cassettes and compact disks will not be renewed.

Loan Period:

New fiction, records, magazines, audiocassettes and compact disks are loaned for 14 days. Nonfiction, older fiction, and juvenile items are loaned for 28 days. Art prints are loaned for 60 days. Video cassettes and civil service test books are loaned for 7 days. Current issues of magazines and reference materials do not circulate.


Circulating items, with the exception of video cassettes and compact discs, may be placed on reserve at the circulation desk by filling out a reserve card. When the item is returned, you will be notified by phone. Items will be held for 48 hours after notification unless other arrangements are made.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

Books, films, periodical articles, and recordings may be borrowed from the North County Library System (NCLS) or its member libraries. An interlibrary loan form must be filled out to request an item. Interlibrary loan requests take a minimum of two weeks to fill, about 60% are filled within four weeks. If you wish us to attempt to obtain an item outside the NCLS service area, you may have to reimburse us for our shipping costs for the item and/or a charge from the library sending the item to us. Please indicate on the form whether you will accept charges if required and at what level. Items WILL NOT be requested from libraries outside the system unless you agree to accept charges which might result.


Adult items carry a fine of 15 cents per item per day with a maximum of $4.00 per item ($1.00 for uncataloged paperbacks) or the price of the item, whichever is less. Video cassettes carry a fine of $2.00 per item per day with a maximum of $14.00.

Children's books and other items carry a fine of $.03 cents per item per day with a maximum of $1.00 per item.

Unpaid fines are automatically attached to the borrower's record. Notices are not sent for accrued fines and staff are not required to advise patrons of accrued fines. However, accrued fines in excess of $5.00 will cause a stop to be placed on the borrower's card and items will not be loaned until accrued fines are below $5.00. Patrons may inquire, at any time, as to the status of fines attached to their card.

Overdue Notices:

The library sends an initial overdue notice approximately two weeks after an item is due, a second notice (which is a bill) is sent about 4 weeks after an item is due. Only two notices are sent. The cost of postage for mailing overdue notices will be added to the borrower's fine for overdue materials.

Lost/Damaged Fees:

All lost materials will be charged as follows: Cataloged items are charged at replacement cost + processing charge, uncataloged paperbacks charged at $3.00 + processing, magazines and pamphlets charged at $3.00 or cost whichever is more.

The processing fee is $2.00 for cataloged items, $1.00 for uncataloged items including pamphlets.

Damaged materials will be charged at cost of repair. Damage resulting from fair wear and tear will not result in charges. Please advise library staff whenever you find damaged materials.

Unpaid fines and/or fees and charges in excess of $5.00 will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges until such time as fines/fees are paid.




Civil War papers, books and photographs owned by General Newton Martin Curtis, hero of the Battle of Fort Fisher. Contains records of the 16th NYS Volunteers and the 142nd NYS Volunteers.


Personal and business correspondence of Louis Hasbrouck, a lawyer who practiced in Ogdensburg in the early to mid-1800's. Additional Hasbrouck material is in the White Collection.


Documents the building of the new City Hall and the separation of Ogdensburg from the Town of Oswegatchie.


Business correspondence and land records of Louis Hasbrouck, a lawyer who practiced in the early to mid-1800's in Ogdensburg, NY. Records about land include the areas of Canton, Pierrepont, Russell and Lisbon. Land holders include Stephen Van Rensselaer, William H. Harison and his brother, Richard Harison.


Preston King Papers: Personal and business correspondence of Preston King (1806-1865), member of Congress and a prominent Ogdensburg politician.

Mahoney Memorial Engineering Collection: Ongoing (since 1988) aquisition of books and periodicals related to engineering; particularly civil , automotive, marine, and electrical engineering.

Battle of the Windmill Lithograph: Artist Salathiel Ellis' drawing depicting the battle, across the St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg, during the Patriot War in Canada.

Jamison Picture Collection: Includes glass plate negatives and photographs of Ogdensburg taken in the 1880's and 1890's.

Frank Bateman Picture Collection: Various pictures of Ogdensburg between 1880 and the early 1900's.

Dow Glass Negatives: Pictures taken of Ogdensburg 1897-1901.

Spratt Letterbooks: Records of a local law firm from the late 1800's and early 1900's.