Mission Statement & History
The Ulysses Philomathic Library is an educational and cultural resource center which strives to meet the informational, creative and leisure needs of all community residents. To that end, the library will provide a broad collection of materials and access to a wide network of contemporary resources and media.
The original Ulysses Philomathic (“love of learning”) Library was formed in 1811. Members’ books were kept in Hermon Camp’s store. The Library was re-established in 1935 when the north wing of the Masonic Temple was deeded to the Library. In October of 2001 the Library moved to its present location at 74 E Main Street in the Village of Trumansburg. We serve residents of the town of Ulysses, providing our patrons with popular reading material, informational text and resources, access to computers and research databases, and recreational and literacy programming for all ages. We are a member of the Finger Lakes Library System.