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City of Rochester

Phillis Wheatley Community Library


wheatley        33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way
     Rochester, NY 14608
     (585) 428-8212
     (585) 328-5266

     RTS Bus Routes: #6 and #18/19
      Directions to this location

      Site Supervisor:  Lori Frankunas  


Hours of Operation
Monday Noon - 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday Noon - 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday Noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Holiday Closings 

                                    Wheatley Image Gallery 

Library Profile

  The Phillis Wheatley Community Library is a handicap-accessible, ultra-modern building that was built in 1971. The library is named for Phillis Wheatley (1753? - 1784), whose poetry was published during her lifetime. The library’s cultural awareness programs include Kwanzaa, Martin Luther King, Jr. and African-American History Month celebrations. Many programs include collaboration with Clara Barton School #2, George Mather Forbes School #4, Community Child Care Center and other community agencies. 

The Phillis Wheatley Community Library is a member of the Monroe County Library System


Weekly programming for children and teens - please call (585) 428-8212 for more information.
Computers 101 for Adults - every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m.

Special Collections

African-American Collection: This dynamic collection addresses current topics and titles written by and about African-Americans.  


Meeting Room: The Nancy Evelyn Brandon meeting room seats 104 and is used extensively by community groups and other not-for-profit organizations.

Computers: 30 computers (12 for adults, 12 for teens and 6 for children) with Internet access. All computers have Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access. 

Recreation Centers Nearby

Adams St. Community Center & Pool
Flint St. Community Center
Southwest Community Center 



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