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 
Monday  11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Holiday Closings

The Frederick Douglass Community Library will be closed on April 3, 2020 for staff development.

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.