Mission Statement

Penfield Library: Where Ideas, Learning and Innovation Connect

We are active partners in the teaching and learning process, connecting members of the SUNY Oswego community with meaningful resources, user-centered services and engaging spaces.


Penfield Library is at the heart of teaching and learning at SUNY Oswego.

As College leaders in information technology and information literacy, we connect learners with:

  • resources that are both selected and organized to be easily discovered and meaningfully incorporated into the learning process.
  • assistance, guidance and instruction in the use of information sources.
  • online and physical spaces where they can pursue learning.

Promise to Patrons

Penfield promises to:

  • Treat you with respect, and work to understand your needs.
  • Offer you high quality services and resources.
  • Make sure we are knowledgeable about the services and resources we offer.
  • Continuously improve how we serve you and correct mistakes quickly.