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.

Lyell Branch

The Lyell Branch Library is located in the Northwest Quadrant and serves a community of more than 30,000 residents. The building opened at its present location at the corner of Lyell Avenue and Avery Street in 1985; a meeting room was added several years later. The library features both on and off-street parking for patrons. The neighborhood association and other non-profit groups meet at the library throughout the year. A small Early Literacy Center provides a space for our young users to explore. A community garden space was started in the recent past.

Branch Supervisor: Shamika Fusco

Lyell Branch

956 Lyell Avenue
Rochester, NY 14606

(585) 428-8218

Bus Lines:
3G/3W – Lyell bus stop located in front of library

Hours of Operation

Monday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Closed Friday, October 23, for staff training.

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