Rochester Public Libraries Reopening Updates


All RPL libraries are now open!

Updated Monday, 7/12/2021:  The Rochester Public Library continues to expand open hours! See below for details.

Due to our many young visitors 12 and under who cannot yet be vaccinated, we are asking all patrons entering any Rochester Public Library to wear a mask. 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. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and help in keeping our children safe!

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.

* Designates library is open to the public.

  • *Arnett Branch – Library open to the public Monday and Wednesday 11 am – 8 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 11 am – 7 pm; Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 2 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 and Wednesday 9 am – 8:30 pm; Tuesday and Friday 9 am – 6 pm; Thursday 11 am – 6 pm.
    • Open for browsing, borrowing materials, copying, faxing, notary services and computer services (90 minute limit).
    • Reference and research assistance are available.
    • 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 and Tuesday 10 am – 5 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 10 am – 6 pm; Friday 10 am – 3 pm; Saturday 10 am – 3 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, 9 am – 5 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 10 am – 6 pm; Thursday and Friday 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 open for appointments. Click here for details.
  • *Lyell Branch – Open to the public Monday and Tuesday 11 am – 6 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 12 – 6 pm; Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 11 am – 3 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 – 6:30 pm; Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 2 pm. 
    • Curbside service available during open hours. Call (585) 428-8220, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.
  • *Monroe Branch – Open to the public Monday and Thursday 11 am – 7 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 11 am – 6 pm; Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 11 am – 3 pm..
    • 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 and Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 11 am – 6 pm; Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 2 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 and Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 10 am – 5 pm; Friday 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday 10 am – 2 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, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday 10 am – 3 pm.
    • Curbside service available during open hours. Call (585) 428-8204 to schedule, or use the Curbside Pickup Form.

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