About the Library

How do I get a library card?

Monroe County residents can get a library card at any public library in the county with proper ID. Click here for more details or give us a call.

What’s your holiday schedule?

We close on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We also close one day a year for our staff training day. We are open during several holidays when other institutions are typically closed, like Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Presidents’ Day, and Good Friday. For updates on our hours, call the library, check out the news, visit us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Do you accept book and other donations?

Yes we do. Full details are here.

Can I borrow e-books from the library?

Yes, if you have a valid library card, you can borrow e-books and digital audiobooks through OverDrive. You can find information to help you get started using OverDrive here, but we also help people with e-books and their tablets/phones/e-book readers in the library and via the telephone every day. Just call or stop by during normal library hours.

Are you hiring?

We post job announcements on our news page and also on the Rochester Regional Library Council listserv. If we don’t have any current openings, you are welcome to send us a resume and cover letter indicating the type of position you’re interested in.

Do you proctor exams?

Yes, we do. For more information about our proctoring service, please e-mail us, call, or stop by.

Do you provide sign language interpreters?

We welcome all community members, regardless of levels of education, experience, physical or cognitive abilities. To request specific accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please contact the library at least five days ahead of the program you'd like an interpreter for. On the first Tuesday of every month, our storytimes are accompanied by a professional ASL interpreter. Stop in and see our signed storytimes in action! We are so grateful to the Friends of Henrietta Library for kindly and generously providing this service.