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 The Library Store at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
1st Floor, Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
(585) 428-8181. Toll free: 1-877-271-4882.



9:00 am - 5:00 pm 


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


11:00 am - 7:00 pm


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Varies, call 428-8181




Shop our huge online selection 24-7 at Amazon, AbeBooks and Alibris. We have more than 8,000 quality used books in our inventory! 


Items for Sale

The Library Store has a selection of new and used items such as

  • Used hardcover, paperback books, CDs and DVDs
  • Puzzles, games, and stuffed animals to accompany favorite children's books
  • Greeting cards, rulers, bookmarks, and a host of other items that celebrate the love of reading
  • Gift items such as jewelry, candles, magnets, educational toys for children, and books by local authors
  • Coffee mugs and tote bags with the Rochester Public Library logo


Library Store 

The Library Store has been very successfully selling selective parts of its used book inventory on the Internet for eight years. In this endeavor, the Library Store partners with eighteen area libraries and Friends groups to list their select used books on-line. Customers can check out our on-line inventory at AbeBooks or at Alibris.


Plan on attending our Giant Book Sale in March of each year, with a special preview sale for donors to the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. A Fiction Only Sale is held in early December.


The Rochester Public Library and the Friends & Foundation of RPL are pleased to accept donations for the library's collections and for resale in The Library Store and online. Proceeds from the sale of donated materials support expansion of the Central Library’s collections and events. Due to limited storage space and minimal demand for certain materials, please follow the guidelines by clicking here


Please e-mail the Book Sales Manager at if you have specific questions about book donations or would like to arrange a time for delivery.  All books and materials donated become the property of Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library and are added to the collections at the library, or sold on-line or in The Library Store.  The proceeds of any sale are used to support the Rochester Public Library. 


We hope you will donate books and materials as well as shop in The Library Store. 


The store is operated by volunteers.  Click here  to find out how you can volunteer at The Library Store.

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