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: Evanna DiSalvo
971 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
|Monday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Friday||11:00 am – 5:00 pm|
Open to the public for browsing, computer use, faxing, copying, scanning and printing. Curbside services available during open hours. Request materials through the curbside pickup form, or call (585) 428-8206.
Closed to the public Friday mornings from 9-11 am for staff training, 4/8 – 5/27. The book drop will be open for patrons who would like to return their materials during those hours. Regular Friday hours (9 am – 5 pm) will resume on Friday, 6/3.
A variety of programming options such as story times, book discussion, and crafts for children, teens, and adults are offered throughout the year.
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