1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526
(585) 340-8720
Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
PPL is closed to public entry, but is currently offering curbside pick-up. Library materials may be returned to our outdoor bookdrop as normal.

Penfield Public Library is closed to public entry, but is currently offering curbside pick-up services.

  • Our phones will be staffed Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5:30 PM and Saturday, 10 AM-1:30 PM, but the library building will remain closed to public entry. We will continue to offer curbside pick-up for the foreseeable future.
  • All programs, as well as outside use of our meeting space, have been postponed. If you are unsure if a program you plan on attending will still be running, please call us at (585) 340-8720 during hours of service to check.
  • Our book drop will remain open, but you don’t have to rush to return items currently in your possession. The Monroe County Library System has extended the due date for all materials to June 29, and no overdue fines will accrue.

How Curbside Pick-Up Works

  • Hours of service: Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5:30 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-1:30 PM
  • Call (585) 340-8720 to submit a request for items (no more than ten items at a time, please) and to schedule and reserve a pick-up time slot.
  • We will have pick-ups every half-hour during the service period each day (e.g., you may select to pick up your items at 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, etc.). A maximum of six people may schedule to pick up their items at any one of these pick-up times. Items not picked up at scheduled time will be returned to the shelves.
  • To pick up your requested items at your scheduled time, pull into the traffic circle and wait to get out of your car until yours is the first in line. Once your car is first in line in the traffic circle, you may approach the entry to the Community Center and identify yourself to the staff member behind the glass door. Once you have moved back at least six feet from the door, the staff member will place your bagged items on the ground outside. Please wait for the staff member to move back behind the door before moving to take your items.
  • Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we endeavor to keep our staff and patrons as safe as possible!


We are unable to accept book donations until further notice – please do not leave your donations outside. Thank you!


“The Library is accessible to all, including those patrons with sensory or mobility challenges. We offer devices and installations to assist challenged patrons to enjoy our programs and services. To find out more, visit the Library or call (585) 340-8720.”

You’ll be the first to know about upcoming programs at Penfield Public Library when you subscribe to our monthly library program email newsletter. Every issue contains a link to register for programs online.


Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Hotspots Available at PPL

If you’re in need of wifi, a limited quantity of mobile hotspots are available at the PPL for check-out and curbside pick-up!


Census Fact

The 2020 Census

Please don’t forget to respond to the 2020 Census, as this data will directly affect how resources are allocated throughout our communities. More information about the census, including how your information is kept secure, can be found here. Thank you for taking an interest and active part in the future of our community!



BookBrowse: Your Guide to Exceptional Books

Penfield Public Library now offers our members free access to BookBrowse.com, a leading book recommendation and review website. BookBrowse believes that the very best books entertain, uplift, and educate. They wrap us in their world, giving us a window into the lives of others or a mirror to reflect on ourselves. These are the books you’ll find on BookBrowse.

Some of BookBrowse’s content is publicly available, but many premium features are accessible only by subscription. Library patrons can now use their library card to access members-only content!


Did you know that whenever you shop on Amazon, you can benefit the library at the same time? Log into smile.amazon.com. You will be prompted to select a benefitting organization. We hope you’ll choose Penfield Public Library. You may then shop as usual and 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items will be donated to your designated nonprofit organization!


Wireless Access
We now offer wireless printing! Whether inside or outside the library, just go to http://www.printeron.net/ppl/main , upload your document, then pick it up using our document station. Our station will remember your document for 3 days.  The cost is 15¢ per black and white side and $1.00 per color side.


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