Rochester Public Libraries Reopening Updates


RPL libraries continue to reopen!

 

Updated Monday, 4/26:  The Monroe Branch is now open to the public by appointment, the Frederick Douglass Community Library is open for walk-in service during open hours (no appointment required), and the Winton Branch has added Saturday hours (closed Fridays).

To keep our library patrons and staff safe and protected, EVERYONE ENTERING AN RPL LIBRARY BUILDING IS REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK, sanitize their hands, submit to a temperature check and answer a health screening questionnaire. Masks must be left on for the duration of your visit. Please remember that in order for a mask to be effective it must cover both your nose and mouth.

All RPL branches will continue to offer curbside service as listed below. Items may be requested by using the Curbside Pickup Form, or by calling the library. Library book drops will be available for returns.

There will be no in-person library events or programs at this time, but many online offerings are available through the Central and RPL program calendars.

* Designates library is open to the public.

  • *Arnett Branch – Library open to the public Monday through Thursday 12 – 6 pm and Friday 11 am – 5 pm.
    • Open for browsing, research, copying, faxing, printing, and computer access.
    • Curbside services available during open hours. Call (585) 428-8214 to schedule, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.
  • *Central Library – Library open to the public Monday, 9am – 6 pm; Tuesday through Friday, 9 am – 4 pm.
    • Open for browsing, borrowing materials, copying, faxing, notary services and computer services (45 minute limit).
    • Reference and research assistance are available, including appointment-only access to the Local History and Genealogy Division for extended research.
    • Entrance is through the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building on South Avenue.
    • Curbside services available Monday, 9 am – 5 pm and Tuesday through Friday, 9 am – 3:30 pm. Call (585) 428-8020 to schedule, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.
  • *Charlotte Branch – Open to the public Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 am – 3 pm; Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm.
    • Curbside services available during open hours. Call (585) 428-8216 to schedule, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.
  • *Frederick Douglass Community Library – Open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 am – 4 pm.
    • Browse, use computers and fax/copy/scan/print.
    • Curbside pickup also available Monday through Friday 10 am – 4 pm.
    • Call (585) 428-8206 to schedule curbside pickup, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.
  • *Lincoln Branch – Open to the public Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Thursday, 12 – 6 pm.
    • Curbside service available during open hours. Call (585) 428-8210 to schedule, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.
    • The Toy Library is currently closed.
  • *Lyell Branch – Open to the public Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Thursday 12 – 6 pm.
    • Curbside service available during open hours. Call (585) 428-8218 to schedule, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.
  • *Maplewood Community Library – Open to the public Monday through Thursday, 11 am – 6 pm and Friday, 11 am – 5 pm. 
    • Curbside service available during open hours. Call (585) 428-8220, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.
  • *Monroe Branch – Open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Thursday 12 – 6 pm.
    • Computer use available by appointment. Call (585) 428-8202 to schedule.
    • Curbside service available during open hours. Call  (585) 428-8202 to schedule, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.
  • *Phillis Wheatley Community Library – Open to the public Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 11 am – 5 pm; Thursday 12 – 6 pm.
    • Curbside service available during open hours. Call (585) 428-8212 to schedule, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.
  • *Sully Branch – Open to the public Monday through Friday 11 am – 5 pm.
    • Curbside service available during open hours. Call (585) 428-8208 to schedule, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.
  • *Winton Branch – Open to the public Monday through Wednesday, 10 am – 4 pm; Thursday, 11 am – 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm. CLOSED Friday.
    • Curbside service available during open hours. Call (585) 428-8204 to schedule, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.

Before entering any Rochester Public Library, patrons will be required to wear a mask, sanitize their hands, and submit to a temperature check and health screening questionnaire. Each location has been reconfigured to help visitors and staff maintain proper social distancing, which will be enforced. Additionally, some areas in each building may remain closed to the public.

Hours and services will be evaluated regularly and may change on short notice. Please check back for updates, or contact your favorite branch.