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.

Phillis Wheatley Community Library

The Phillis Wheatley Community Library is an ultra-modern building designed by architect James H. Johnson. It was built in 1971 and is handicapped accessible.

The library is named for Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753 – December 5, 1784). She was the first published African-American woman and first published African-American poet. The library services a predominantly African-American population and the multicultural historic Cornhill neighborhood bordering the library.

Branch Supervisor: Lori Frankunas

Phillis Wheatley Community Library

33 Dr Samuel McCree Way
Rochester, NY 14608

(585) 428-8212

Bus Lines:
6/6X Jefferson Ave
19/19X Plymouth St

Hours of Operation

Monday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Holiday Closings

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