Mission Statement

The Edith B. Ford Memorial Library provides access to information and programs to inspire lifelong learning for the cultural, educational, and professional enrichment of our community.

About Us

We are part of the Finger Lakes Library System, which means you can use the same library card here and at all 33 member libraries across the Finger Lakes. You also have access to several free online databases. Take a look at our Services page to see what is available!

Borrowing Information

You can check out any of the following items for the specified duration. Items will be automatically renewed one time if another patron has not requested them.
Books, Book Kits, Audiobooks & Playaways – 3 Weeks
Items Overdue – $0.10 fine per day
DVDs, Video Games, and Magazines – 1 Week
DVDs Overdue – $0.50 fine per day
Games Overdue – $1.00 fine per day
Magazines Overdue – $0.10 fine per day


How do I renew an item?
Log in to your account, contact us, or come in to the library.

How can I return an item?
Bring it to the counter if we’re open, or leave it in the drop box behind the library if we are closed. Items can also be returned to any other library in the Finger Lakes Library System and it will be sent back to us.

How do I check out an E-Book?
You can search and check out all our digital content on our online catalog.

Where is the library located?
We’re on Main Street in downtown Ovid, right across from the Big M and next to the Three Bears. There is parking behind the building and our library is handicap accessible. We’re also within walking distance of the Seneca Transit bus stop.

Our address is:
7169 N. Main Street
PO Box 410
Ovid, NY 14521

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