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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