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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 Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Curbside service only: call (585) 428-8212, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm; Thursday 1 – 6 pm. 

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