The Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County serves as the central library for both the Monroe County Library System and the Rochester Public Library.
The Central Library has the largest and most eclectic collection of materials available for borrowing in Monroe County. Specialized subject divisions offer access to an extensive array of books, DVDs, music, and reference materials, as well as a highly trained and knowledgeable staff.
The Kate Gleason Auditorium in the Bausch & Lomb Building is the site of weekly lunchtime programs offered by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. These programs often feature lectures and presentations by people well-known in the Rochester & Monroe County region.
The Central Library is also home to an active Teen Center and digital learning lab, imagineYou.
More than 100 computers are available for use by visitors throughout the Central Library campus.
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.