The Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County consists of two buildings, the Rundel Memorial Library building, opened in 1936, and the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building, opened in 1997. Located in the heart of Downtown Rochester, NY, at 115 South Avenue, the library offers the residents of the City and County a large collection of books, (both print and electronic) magazines, music, movies and more. In addition to its collection of materials, the Central Library provides quiet study spaces, public meeting rooms, a variety of free programs and opportunities for community engagement.
Patron Services Manager: Cynthia Dana
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
TDD: (585) 428-8023
23, 24, 45, 51, 53, 55, 83, 101, 102, 124, 145, & 155
Occasionally Bus Lines 81 & 82
|Monday||10:00 am – 8:30 pm|
|Tuesday||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday||10:00 am – 8:30 pm|
|Thursday||11:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Friday||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
Closed Saturdays from July 6, 2019 through Saturday, August 31, 2019.
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri — First floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building opens for limited service at 9 am. Teen Central hours differ, and can be viewed on the Teen Central page.
The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library offers a wide selection of new and used items for sale in the Library Store. Inventory includes books, CDs and DVDs, educational toys and games, and stationery and gift items. Proceeds from all sales benefit the Rochester Public Library.
The Rochester Public Library is proud to now offer the NEW online language learning service, Pronunciator, to our City of Rochester patrons.
Please join us for the Opening Reception at 6 pm on December 4th. Meet the artists and be inspired by this year’s entries. Light refreshments will be served. The show will be on view until February 1, 2020.
The Monroe County Library System is happy to announce it’s renewal of the VIP Pass program for 2018. The Very Important Places (V.I.P.) pass provides a substantial discount to enjoy the best of Rochester and Monroe County’s arts and cultural treasures.
Please join us for the Opening Reception at 6pm on December 4th. Meet the artists and be inspired by this year’s entries. Light refreshments will be served.
The show will be on view until February 1, 2020.
The Municipal Archives exhibit is currently on display in Central’s Local History and Genealogy Division, located on the second floor of the Rundel Memorial Building
© 2019 Rochester Public Library. All Rights Reserved.
Website designed and developed by Mason Digital.