Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, Rochester

4.3
Located in the heart of downtown Rochester, the Central Library functions as a partner in and contributor to the cultural life of the greater Rochester region. More than 700,000 annual visitors to the library enjoy access to a collection of more than 2 million items, daily programs, free wifi, meeting space, computer access, and much more.
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  • Both libraries are wonderful. The old one across the street which is connected by an underground tunnel and the 'new' one which is a nice airy space. The had a wonderful exhibit on fiber arts and poli...  more »
  • This was a target destination but access was blocked, we found, for a bicycle event with vendors in front of the library. As tourists with plenty of other stops for the rest of the day, this meant a s...  more »
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  • Stupid hours; the only time a working person or a child who depends on a working person to drive them, can come to the library is in the evening on two weekdays, and I don't keeping it open to the time people get drowsy is a good idea. There is never a day where the library opens in early morning. I'm considering running 1 and a half hours from Brighton to go there, but it gets too hot by that time of day. Sitting areas not the best (bad arrangement or locations)- and they use a tiny space for the shelves, in a huge building, so they could do better. The selection is still by far the best in Monroe County, as it should be, as it's the county library.
  • Generally a great place with a lot of resources and events. But it was closed today due to an in-town bike race and there was no information about that fact or rescheduling of the monthly library event I wamted to attend. I drove downtown and fought event parking for nothing. Not sure how communications could be improved, but it would be nice.
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