Rochester Public Libraries Reopening Updates


Beginning Tuesday, 11/24, all RPL libraries will move to curbside service.


Updated Tuesday, 11/24:  Effective Tuesday, November 24, the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, along with all branches of the Rochester Public Library, will close its buildings to the public in an effort to keep the community safe. The closures are in response to the Governor’s announcement that parts of Rochester and Monroe County have reached New York State’s Orange Zone designation.

The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, and all RPL branches, will be offering curbside service as listed below. 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.

  • Arnett Branch – Call (585) 428-8214, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm; Thursday 1 – 6 pm.
    • Central Library – Call (585) 428-8020 from 9 am – 2 pm, Monday through Friday.
    • Charlotte Branch – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm; Thursday 1 – 6 pm. Call (585) 428-8216.
    • Frederick Douglass Community Library – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm; Thursday 1 – 6 pm. Call (585) 428-8206.
    • Lincoln Branch – Call (585) 428-8210, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm; Thursday 1 – 6 pm. The Toy Library is closed.
    • Lyell Branch – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm; Thursday 1 – 6 pm. Call (585) 428-8218.
    • Maplewood Community Library – Call (585) 428-8220, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm; Thursday 1 – 6 pm.
    • Monroe Branch – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm; Thursday 1 – 6 pm. Call  (585) 428-8202.
    • Phillis Wheatley Community Library – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm; Thursday 1 – 6 pm. Call (585) 428-8212.
    • Sully Branch – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm; Thursday 1 – 6 pm. Call (585) 428-8208.
    • Winton Branch – Call (585) 428-8204, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm; Thursday 1 – 6 pm.

     

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