Holiday Schedule:

Holiday Closings

New Year's Day   Closed
Martin Luther King Jr. Day   Closed
Easter   Closed
Memorial Day   Closed
Independence Day (observed on 7/5/2021)   Closed
Sat & Sun before and Labor Day   Closed
Thanksgiving Eve   Closes at 5:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day   Closed
Christmas Eve   Closed
Christmas Day   Closed
New Year's Eve   Closes at 5:00 pm

Location & Directions:


From 481 North

Take exit 2 for Jamesville
Turn left onto Jamesville Rd.
Continue on Jamesville Rd. for .5 Miles
The Library will be on your right after the golf course

From 481 South

Take exit 2 for Jamesville
Turn right onto Jamesville Rd.
Continue on Jamesville Rd. for .5 Miles
The Library will be on your right after the golf course

From E Genesee Street

Turn onto Jamesville Rd.
Continue on Jamesville Rd. for 1.1 Miles
The Library will be on your left after J. K. Tobin Construction

From Nottingham Rd. heading Southeast

Turn left onto Jamesville Rd.
Continue on Jamesville Rd. for .4 Miles
The Library will be on your right after the golf course

Floor Plans and Tours:

Tour Information

We would be happy to give your organization or group a tour of our library building. To schedule a tour, please contact our staff at (315) 446-3578.


Apply for a card at the Library

You will need a valid ID as well as proof of your current address to get a library card. Usually, a current Driver's License will be acceptable. Stop by the library to fill out an application and pick up your card.

Learn about Library Services and Information

Click the following link to download the guide to the library's services and information. The guide provides information about using your card, library events, collections, meeting rooms, borrowing materials, and more!

Apply for a card Online

To begin the online card application visit this link.

Patrons who are at least 13 years old can begin their library card application online. When you register online, you will receive a temporary barcode number that you can use to request materials and do other operations online. Come into any library and verify your current address with a picture ID or two other forms of ID to receive your permanent library card. After you have your permanent card, you can begin borrowing items.In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection act, you must be 13 or older in order to complete this registration.

Fine-Free Information:

No More Late Fines

At their June 2021 meeting, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville’s Board of Trustees voted to eliminate overdue fines. The Board had previously voted to suspend overdue fines on library materials back in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After reviewing this policy and considering library trends, the decision was made to make this policy permanent.

As of July 1, 2021, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville will no longer charge late fines on library materials, except for special collection items*. Fees for damaged or lost items will still apply.

*Special collection items include materials in our Discovery To Go collection, CLD&J Games Collection, Accessible Games Collection, Digital Gateway Collection (including Rokus & WiFi Hotspots), Empire Passes, and Onondaga County Park Passes.

Green Initiatives:

Architectural Design

The overhang facing the reading garden on the east side of the building provides shade in the Reading Room during the hottest hours of the day. The sunk-in sides on the west use earth's constant temperature to regulate interior temperatures.

Solar Panels

The western sawtooth roof is the perfect angle for solar panels. We have four arrays of 60 panels which produce 24,000 kilowatt-hours of power annually. For more data on the savings from the solar panels, please visit the solar learning kiosk by the elevator on the main level.

Green Roof

The west-facing, flat roof has plantings which absorb precipitation and alleviate stormwater runoff. The green roof improves the quality of the surrounding air, extends the life of the roof by sheltering it, and provides energy savings through natural means. Chives, Angelina Stonecrop, and Aizoon Stonecrop are grown on our green roof.

Automatic Sensors

Our meeting rooms have state-of-the-art light and occupancy sensors. The light level sensors change the brightness of the lights based on the available sunlight in the building, turning the interior room lights off if the sun is bright enough.

Sister Library:

Sister Library Program

In the spirit of international cooperation and friendship, the trustees of the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville welcomed the Okyeame Dankwa Memorial Library as its sister library on July 1, 2016.

There are so many opportunities in becoming sister libraries including being able to learn about each other’s community, exchange ideas, and share cultures. The CLD&J looks forward to a long-term partnership and building a strong connection between our libraries and the people we serve.


A Brief History

In 2016, DeWitt resident and PACE-Ghana board member Mary Kelly proposed the idea of partnering with the Okyeame Dankwa Memorial Community Library, in Worawora, Ghana. The CLD&J was excited about the prospect of joining with them as a Sister Library. Partnering with a Sister Library coincides with our mission to meet the educational and cultural needs of the community and support literacy.

In the Summer of 2016, we sent a selection of children’s books to be added to their collection. We also began a “One World, One Book” program. Copies of Mix It Up by Herve Tullet and an illustrated version of the song What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss were sent to the Okyeame Dankwa library and displayed in our children’s room along with other books about Ghana and its culture. The goal was to connect the children at the two libraries through shared literature. Going forward we would like to work more closely with our sister library and the community in Worawora.


The Okyeame Dankwa Memorial Community Library is located in Worawora, near the eastern border of Ghana in the Volta Region.

Click here to read the April 2021 update on ODMCL published in the CLD&J eNewletter

Ghana Reading List

Selected Titles:

The Masque of Africa
by V.S. Naipaul

King Peggy
by Peggielene Barels & Eleanor Herman

The Ghana Cookbook
by Fran Osseo-Asare & Barbara Baëta

Ghana Must Go
by Taiye Selasi

by Yaa Gyasi

Powder Necklace
by Brew-Hammond & Nana Ekua