Phillis Wheatley Community Library

 Phyllis Wheatley Branch Library. 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way
Rochester, NY  14608

(585) 428-8212
(585) 328-5266 fax

Directions to this location

Site Supervisor:  Lori Frankunas

Hours of Operation
Monday     11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday     11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday        11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Holiday Closings

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Library Profile

  The Phillis Wheatley Community Library is a handicap-accessible, ultra-modern building that was built in 1971. The library is named for Phillis Wheatley (c.1753 - December 5, 1784). She was the first published African-American woman and first published African-American poet. The library serves a predominantly African-American population and the multicultural historic Cornhill neighborhood bordering the library. 

The Phillis Wheatley Community Library is a member of the Monroe County Library System


"Safe to Be Smart" - Activities and services geared toward youth, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., or after school.


Digital Literacy: Free computer support and computer-related assistance. Learn basic computer skills and how to use Microsoft or Google products. Get assistance creating or updating your resume, applying for jobs or benefits online and much more. This service is provided by Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, Inc.   
Meeting Room: The Nancy Evelyn Brandon meeting room seats 104 and is frequently used by community groups and other non-profit organizations, who may book the room for free. The room is also available to for-profit organizations, for whom a $30 fee applies. Call staff at (585) 428-8212 for additional details.  


The Phillis Wheatley Community Library maintains 34 computers with Internet access for adults, young adults and children.

Recreation Centers Nearby

Adams St. Community Center & Pool
Flint St. Community Center
Southwest Community Center