In case of winter weather on a Tuesday or Thursday:

If SCCS opening is delayed by 1 hour:

No Story Hour

Library opens at 9 am

If SCCS opening is delayed by 2 hours or closed:

No Story Hour

Library opens in the afternoon

If SCCS dismisses early or there are no afterschool activities:

Library closes at 5 pm

In case of winter weather on a Saturday or SCCS vacations:

A change in open hours will be determined by the Library Director and/or the Library Assistant.

Please check Hazard Library Facebook, channel 3, 5 and 9, or call 315-364-7975 for the daily information on closings.

We now have COVID tests available if you need them. Stop by any time to pick one up.



You can see what we have added to our shelves during the past 6 months by visiting New Materials



Stop in to find out about our plans to relocate the library to Opendore and to see our building plans.



Hazard Library is here to serve you!

Masks are optional at this time.
  • Patrons have been able to come into the library to browse, check out books, and use the computer since July 2020. 
  • We are continuing to offer porch pick-up of books, movies, and books-on-CD ordered in advance.  Click here to find out how “Porch Pick-Up works.
  • Order online, call 364-7975, or e-mail A list of our new materials can be found here. Check weekly to see what has been added.
  • You can also order books from other libraries.  We get deliveries twice a week (Mon and Thurs).  Click here to learn how to place books on hold online If no library in the Finger Lakes Library System has a book we are now able to place holds for outside of the system through WorldCat again. You can do that online or ask us at the library.


  • Tuesday 9-12, 2-7  
  • Thursday 9-12, 2-7
  • Saturday 9-1    
We get deliveries of interlibrary loan books each Monday and Thursday afternoon.

We are looking for new Library Board Trustees from the Towns of Genoa, Ledyard, Scipio, and Venice.  Please contact the library if you have interest or would like some more information.

Our next board meeting will be held on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at Opendore.  All meetings are open to the public. The minutes of our prior meetings can be found here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our highly successful books sale! This includes all who donated, sorted, or moved books, those who volunteered to help at the sale to set up, sell, or clean up, and everyone who supported us with their purchases. We had a record year!
We are now accepting donations for our 2023 sale in the storage bins located at the southern end of the Old Emily Howland School in Sherwood.

Please DO NOT leave donations on the library porch. 


Southern Cayuga Book Club

Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Opendore (2978 State Route 34B). 

Please e-mail us at for information on how to join us.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 7th to discuss upcoming books to read in 2023. In lieu of reading a book before the meeting, please think of books you would like to suggest for the group to read.

We will celebrate the holidays through a cookie exchange and listening to a member read a holiday story.

All are invited and new members are always welcome.

Reading Selections 2022


Preschool Story Hour

Story Hour meets each Tuesday at 9:30 AM when SCCS is in session.  All children who have not yet entered kindergarten and their caregivers are invited to join us.

We will begin Story Hour for the 2022-2023 school year on Tuesday, September 13.

Please call 315-364-7975 for more information and to let us know you are coming.

                                                                    Health Care Navigator @ Hazard Library

  • Do you need health insurance?
  • Do you need help using the NY State of Health Marketplace?
  • Do you have questions about your health insurance?
You can call 315-255-1703 x159 if you would like to speak to a Health Care Navigator to assist you with your health insurance.

   Please contact the library for more information or to make an appointment to speak with him.