The library & bookmobile are closed, but staff are available via phone, text. chat, and email. Borrowed items are due 4/30/20. Click here for more information.

Using the Library

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Library Card


How to get a library card at Rochester Public Library

Hours & Location

Open hours, holiday closings, directions, and parking

Due Dates, Fees & Fines

Due dates for different material types and overdue fee and fines

Renewing & Returning

How to renew items you have checked out and where to return them

Recommend a Purchase


How to recommend materials the library does not currently own

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Request to borrow materials from other libraries if RPL does not have what you want 

New Americans

Resources for recent immigrants and other New Americans, including citizenship information


Library services available to temporary visitors to Rochester including internet access and temporary library cards