The Central Library offers spaces for private events such as weddings, nonprofit functions, cocktail hours, and private receptions. From the beautiful art deco inspired Harold Hacker Hall to the beauty of nature amongst skyscrapers in the Dorris Carlson Reading Garden, the Central Library has a space to make your next event truly unique and memorable. These events are able to occur when the library is closed to the general public.

For more details and/or if you are interested in hosting your next event at the Rochester Public Library, please contact:

Ana Suro
(585) 428-8061

Rundel Memorial Building North Terrace: An Outdoor Gathering Space

The Rochester Public Library and City of Rochester recently completed renovations to the Rundel Memorial Building’s North Terrace, located on the southwest corner of South Avenue and Broad Street and bordered by the Genesee River. As a result of the renovations, the North Terrace has become a vibrant public space that celebrates the history of the Rundel Library and the Erie Canal aqueduct. Amenities include an ADA accessible river theater and tiered seating overlooking the Genesee River, pavement bands and features (interpretive of the historical canal and subway rails below), planters and seating, terrace lighting, and a public art installation. Click here to learn more about the Rundel North Terrace and the renovation project. If interested in reserving the space, please contact us at

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