All MCLS Libraries are currently closed. Your holds will be waiting when we reopen. Current materials borrowed will now be due on May 18, 2020, allowing you to retain the materials in your possession without fines. We encourage you to keep all materials borrowed until notified otherwise. Please visit the MCLS website for more information and for additional resources on COVID-19.

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

Bus Lines:
45/45X
51/51X

Hours of Operation

Monday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Closed Friday, April 3 and Friday, October 23, for staff training.

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