Lincoln Branch Library

  Lincoln Branch Library.

          851 Joseph Ave.
          Rochester, NY  14621

          (585) 428-8210
          (585) 266-2584 fax

          Directions to this location

          Site Supervisor:  Sarah Lehman

Hours of Operation

 Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday  Noon - 6 pm                         
Friday  Noon - 6 pm
Saturday  Closed
Sunday Closed 

Holiday Closings
    Lincoln Image Gallery                   


   Toy Library Hours of Operation  
   Monday 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.  
   Tuesday 10 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
   Wednesday 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
   Thursday Noon - 12:45
   Friday Closed 
   Saturday  Closed  
   Sunday Closed       

Library Profile

  The Lincoln Branch Library opened in May 1994 on the site of a former factory. The one-story, renovated structure is approximately 11,800 square feet, housing a bright and spacious Children's Room, a comfortably furnished "Teen Spot" for youth aged 13 -17 and the Toy Library. The Lincoln Branch serves a population of approximately 25,000. The building is handicapped accessible. Two parking lots are available: one in front of the building, another across Avenue D. 

The Toy Library has around 5,000 toys appropriate for children ages 0-9. Every item in the collection has been specially selected for quality and safety to support the cognitive, creative, social-emotional, perceptual, and physical developmental needs of children. Toys for children with special needs are also available at the Toy Library.

The library works closely with neighborhood groups and agencies, as well as area daycare, elementary and secondary schools to enrich play experiences between children and their caregivers.

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


After-School Homework Help (Monday-Friday, 2-6 p.m.) Would you like your elementary-to-high school aged student to receive help with his or her homework and assignments? Have the student come down to the Lincoln Branch Library, where our friendly and knowledgeable librarians will help them with tough math assignments, social studies research, or any other class with which they need a little extra help.

Weekend Homework Help (Saturdays, noon - 4 p.m.) Does your child need a little extra help with his or her school assignments?  The Lincoln Branch librarians offer free homework assistance on Saturdays for Rochester-area students of any age and in any subject. Interested students or their parents or guardians should come down to the Lincoln Branch for just a little extra help on those particularly tough assignments.

Basic Computer Classes (first and second Fridays of each month at 11 a.m.) Free one-hour individual class in topics including Internet, Word, e-mail and more. Call (585) 428-8210 to reserve your spot. Clases disponibles en espanol. Llame para mas informacion.

Special Collections

Spanish language materials
African-American fiction
Career and Civil Service test materials
Child Care
Popular DVD collection
Toy Library  


Meeting Rooms - One large conference room, a Teen Activities Room and one small tutoring room available for use by non-profit groups. Contact the Branch Manager at (585) 428-8210 for additional details.
Computers - 27 computers; 25 with Internet access; 6 reserved for children; 4 children's computers with Internet access. A one-hour time limit applies.

Recreation Centers Nearby

Avenue D Community Center
Carter St. Community Center
David F. Gantt (formerly North St.) Community Center