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City of Rochester

Literature Division of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County


The Rundel Memorial Library Building 

   1st Floor, Rundel Memorial Library Building
   115 South Avenue
   Rochester, NY  14604

   (585) 428-8380

The Literature Division houses a number of special collections and subjects, including:

American Sign Language materials available in print format 
Biographies of Authors, Poets, Journalists, Philosophers and Religious Figures
Extensive Poetry and Play collection
Fiction in both hardcover and paperback (ebooks and e-audio available from the Library's website)
Language materials in more than 75 languages
Library Science
Literacy materials and English as a Second Language (ESOL) in print 
Literary criticism - Over 6,000 titles
Literary reference, including various online databases: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, etc., available 24/7 on our website, and many other resources 
Materials for writers - Books on how to write and how to get published
Oxford English Dictionary (OED), unabridged, in print
Quotations - Books to search for quotations by topic or by author
Philosophy texts and reference sources such as the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Religion includes resources on all major world religions as well as many other religions
Teen fiction 

Our Media Collection has moved across the street to the Reynolds Media Center, located on the first floor of Central's Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building.




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