Frederick Douglass Community Library (Formerly Highland Branch Library)

Library Profile Highland branch library

Set in the City's South Wedge neighborhood and adjacent to Highland Park, the Frederick Douglass Community Library, formerly Highland Branch, is close to many institutions as well as single family residences. The library has a collection of 26,000 items, which includes books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. The branch's emphasis is on current topics and titles. The library is committed to the enrichment of the Rochester community and patrons by offering access to the Monroe County Library computer system, databases and the Internet.The Frederick Douglass Community Library is a member of the Monroe County Library System

Library Information

971 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 428-8206
(585) 271-5796 fax  

Directions to this location

Site Supervisor: Erin Clarke 

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 1 - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1 - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday 1 - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed
  • Holiday Closings 


Neighborhood families will enjoy story hours for young children. During the warmer months, story time moves to Highland Park-- bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the trees and flowers all around! Highland Branch offers after school homework help and activities, plus a variety of other programs for children, teens and adults.


Faxing and a photocopier are available.


There are 13 public computers; 10 are connected to the Internet. Printing is available.

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