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||9:00 am – 8:30 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am – 8:30 pm|
|Thursday||11:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:00 am – 4:00 pm|
Open to the public for browsing, borrowing materials, copying, faxing, notary services, reference and research assistance and computer services (90 minute limit). Curbside services also available: request materials through the curbside pickup form, or call (585) 428-8020.
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.
Located on the first floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library building, the café is open Monday through Friday from 11 am until 3 pm. A variety of healthy and delicious meals are prepared by culinary apprentices launching their new careers. The café follows a “pay-it-forward” model. Please click below for more information.
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