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All Monroe County libraries closed


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all libraries in the Monroe County Library System are closed to the public. The libraries have adjusted services, with staff will be available online at and by phone at 585-428-7300 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All current borrowed materials will now be due on May 18, 2020. The Broad Street book drop remains open, but the libraries are encouraging users to keep all materials borrowed until notified otherwise. During this time, no new fines will be charged for checked-out materials.

Libraries are remiding you that card holders have access to ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and music at and for city of Rochester residents at

Curbside pickup service will be available at the Central Library beginning Wednesday, March 18. People can call ahead to request items which will be checked out, bundled and delivered to them on the Broad Street side of the Bausch & Lomb Library building by appointment.

For any items on hold, the physical hold expiration dates have been extended until further notice.

All in-person events at libraries are suspended. Some events may be livestreamed; you're asked to check the library’s website or Facebook page for more information.