Phillis Wheatley Community Library


 Phyllis Wheatley Branch Library.  33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way
Rochester, NY  14608

(585) 428-8212
(585) 328-5266

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 

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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 (c.1753 - December 5, 1784). She was the first published African-American woman and first published African-American poet. The library serves a predominantly African-American population and the multicultural historic Cornhill neighborhood bordering the library. 

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


"Safe to Be Smart" - Activities and services geared toward youth, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., or after school.


Meeting Room: The Nancy Evelyn Brandon meeting room seats 104 and is frequently used by community groups and other non-profit organizations, who may book the room for free. The room is also available to for-profit organizations, for whom a $30 fee applies. Call staff at (585) 428-8212 for additional details.  


The Phillis Wheatley Community Library maintains 34 computers with Internet access for adults, young adults and children.

Recreation Centers Nearby

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