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.