City branch libraries Arnett, Lincoln, and Winton will be participating in the City Cool Sweep Heat Emergency operation and will have extended hours until 9PM on 6/18, 6/20, and 6/21. All RPL libraries will be closed 6/19 for the Juneteenth holiday. Visit the Holiday Closings page for a complete list of library closures.

Charlotte Branch

The Charlotte Branch Library offers a small-town library atmosphere in the city. We’re located on a main thoroughfare, but are nestled into the heart of the residential Charlotte neighborhood. We’re just a few blocks away from scenic Lake Ontario. In addition to a well-balanced collection of current books, movies, music and games, the Charlotte Branch Library offers a lively assortment of programs. Children can enjoy regular story times and creative activities as well as special events and guest performers. Teens and adults have ongoing crafting programs and special events. Our adult book club meets monthly, as does our very popular local history series. Basic computer tutoring is available by appointment. Our large print and local history collections are notable.

Branch Supervisor: Dennis Williams

3557 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

(585) 428-8216

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Hours of Operation

Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Open to the public for browsing, research, copying, faxing, printing, and computer access. Curbside services available during open hours. Request materials through the curbside pickup form, or by calling (585) 428-8216.

Holiday Closings

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Services and Amenities

  • Meeting room
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Changing tables in public restrooms
  • 24 hour accessible book drop
  • Bicycle rack
  • Copier/scanner/fax machine
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Discount passes to area museums & cultural centers
  • Research assistance

Research assistance

5 computers for adults; 2 computers for teens; 4 computers for juveniles. We have a laptop available for in-house use.

Nearby Recreation Center

School 42, 3330 Lake Avenue

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