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RPL Fall 2023

Central Library, all City Branches and FFRPL will be closed …

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Monday, October 9
Staff Training Day: Friday, October 20
Veterans’ Day (Observed): Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 23

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FFRPL is the 501(c)(3) charity that raises funds, presents programssupports special projectshelps create specialized spaces, and purchases supplemental materials & equipment for the Rochester Public Library.

Proceeds from The Library Store benefit RPL.


Monday: 9am – 1pm; Tuesday: 9am – 3pm; Wednesday: 12pm – 3pm; Thursday: 11am – 2pm; Friday: 12pm – 3pm

We are able to accept donations by appointment only.

Please call 428.8351 to schedule an appointment.

FFRPL runs The Library Store year-round on the 1st floor of Central Library’s Bausch & Lomb Library building, with a team of volunteer cashiers and assistants. Click here to find out how you can volunteer at The Library Store. The Library Store sells quality used books, DVDs, CDs and cards.

Special On Site Book Sales

Special book sales are held throughout the year; watch this site and/or subscribe to our newsletter to get more information.

Fall Book Sale: October 23 – 27, 2023

Season’s Readings Book Sale: Dec. 4 – 15, 2023 (many like-new pre-selected items for holiday gift giving)

Spring Book Sale: April 8 – 13, 2024

FFRPL also used to have a HUGE Used Book Sale in March (which was discontinued as of 2021).

HUGE Used Book Sale

The Friends of RPL held its first book sale in September of 1974. More than 40,000 books were offered and The Friends made $13,000. Quite a success, especially for 1974!

Today, in addition to continuing that longstanding tradition, FFRPL operates the Library Store in Central Library, and also offers thousands of books for sale online.

Online sales

Shop our huge online selection 24-7 at AbeBooks.com (seller rating: 5 stars), Alibris (overall seller rating: 5 stars), and Biblio.com.

We have more than 7,500 quality used books in our inventory! All genres.

Proceeds benefit the Library.

Get information on donations to the Library store here