Charlotte Branch Library

Charlotte Branch Library.      3557 Lake Ave.
     Rochester, NY 14612

     (585) 428-8216
     (585) 621-2443 fax

     Directions to this location

     Site Supervisor: 
Dennis Williams 

Hours of Operation
Monday 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm               
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 3 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Sunday Closed
Holiday Closings
         Charlotte Image Gallery


Library Profile 

The Charlotte Branch Library is two miles south of Lake Ontario in the heart of friendly, family-oriented neighborhoods. The branch has been part of the community since 1919, moving to its present location at the corner of Lake Avenue and Britton Road in 1961. The library consists of three floors and is fully accessible with an elevator. An adult room is on the first floor, a large, attractive children's room is on the second floor and there is a meeting room used for library programs and by community groups in the basement. The branch contains approximately 40,000 books, magazines, recordings and videos.

The Charlotte Branch Library is a member of the Monroe County Library System


Story Hours (11 a.m. on Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. on Fridays). For ages 2 to 5 (siblings welcome).
Family Movie Night (Wednesdays, 5 p.m.) Come enjoy a family-friendly movie in the Children's Room. Please call (585) 428-8248 each week for upcoming title.
Fun Friday (Fridays, 3 to 5 p.m.) Unstructured recreational time, with Play-Doh, finger paints and LEGOs. Wii games are also available. For ages 4 to 12.
Basic Computer Instruction One-one-one assistance with computer basics for beginners: Internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-books. By appointment only. Registration required. Call (585) 428-8216 to sign up.
Food for Thought Book Discussion Group  

Special Collections 

Charlotte History 


Meeting Room (seats 50/$10 fee)
Photocopying services: we have a basic photocopying machine available for patrons (self-service) at $0.20 per page. 
Scanning: We are happy to scan up to five pages for patrons. We will download the scans to your thumb drive at no charge.
WiFi: We have WiFi available to patrons (through we have very few outlets available to plug in. It's best to have your device charged before coming to the library). Printing is not available from WiFi.
Thumb drives and earbuds are available for purchase when supplies permit. Thumb drives: $5, earbuds: $1. 


We have 12 public computers; seven with Internet access. Computers are available for adults and teens (90 minutes per day) and children (30 minutes per day). Terminals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Printing from public terminals is available at $0.20 per page.

The recreation center closest to Charlotte Branch Library is the #42 School R-Center.