Frederick Douglass Community Library (Formerly Highland Branch Library)

  Frederick Douglass Community Library 971 South Ave.
Rochester, NY  14612

(585) 428-8206

Directions to this location 
Site Supervisor:  Erin Clarke  

Hours of Operation (Curbside Service Only)
Monday  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Holiday Closings

Library Profile

Set in the City's South Wedge neighborhood and adjacent to Highland Park, the Frederick Douglass Community Library, formerly Highland Branch, is close to many institutions as well as single family residences. The library has a collection of 26,000 items, which includes books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. The branch's emphasis is on current topics and titles. The library is committed to the enrichment of the Rochester community and patrons by offering access to the Monroe County Library computer system, databases and the Internet. The Frederick Douglass Community Library is a member of the Monroe County Library System.


Neighborhood families will enjoy story hours for young children. During the warmer months, story time moves to Highland Park-- bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the trees and flowers all around! Frederick Douglass Community Library offers after school homework help and activities, plus a variety of other programs for children, teens and adults.

ESOL Classes are held on Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m.


Faxing and a photocopier are available.


There are 13 public computers; 10 are connected to the Internet. Printing is available.