The library will be performing routine server maintenance this Saturday, February 16th, beginning at 6:15 pm. Access to library catalogs (CatalogPlus and Kids Catalog), EZ Login, Check My Account, and System Databases, including Overdrive, will be interrupted until the work has been completed. We anticipate access to be restored late Saturday evening. We apologize for the interruption in service.

Frederick Douglass Community Library

Originally built in 1986 as the Highland Branch of the Rochester Public Library System, the library was renamed in March 2016 in honor of Rochester resident and renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Centrally located in the Southeast Quadrant near the South Wedge, Highland Park, and Lilac Neighborhoods, Frederick Douglass Community Library focuses on purchasing popular and current books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD, and magazines. The library is committed to the enrichment of our community and patrons by offering access to Monroe County Library System databases, as well as free Internet and Wi-Fi.

Branch Supervisor: Erin Clarke

Frederick Douglass Community Library

971 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

(585) 428-8206

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Hours of Operation

Monday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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