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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.To visit Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County on your trip to Rochester, use our Rochester trip planner.
Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County Reviews
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 »
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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