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About Us

A part of the twin villages since 1915

The Carthage Free Library was founded largely through the efforts of the Carthage Federation of Women’s Clubs, particularly Mrs. Ruth Strickland Allen and Mrs. Nettie Hewitt.  In September 1910, 36 citizens of Carthage and West Carthage voted to establish a public library for “free use of inhabitants” of the villages.

Today we are a member of the North Country Library System, serving 65 libraries in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties.


  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday
  • Saturday


Tues     5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thurs   2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Heritage Room is currently closed due to Covid-19.  If you are looking for some help with research you may go to the Heritage Room page on our website and complete the request form.  We will assist you with the research as time allows and be in touch via email or phone.

We have appreciated all book donations but we are running out of room. Until further notice we will not be able to accept any more donations. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Attached is a flyer that should help to answer any questions you might have concerning the summer reading program. Thank you for your patience during these trying times as we still try to have a great program for your kids this summer.
Click here to view our flyer with all the information pertaining to curbside pickup, how it works and the hours.

Welcome to the new Carthage Free Library website. It is still a work in progress so please be patient as we work out all the kinks. Of course as with everything, the Covid-19 pandemic brings changes every day as well so we will try to keep everything as up to date as possible. We hope
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