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Fiction, Movies & Music

The Fiction, Movies and Music area is located on the west half of the first floor, and contains:

Fiction books

  • Use the advanced search option in the online catalog to locate specific titles or authors.
    • If the Rochester Public Library does not own a particular book, you can:
      • Recommend that library staff purchase the title (limit of 10 recommendations per person per year).
      • Requestthe title from another library.
    • Quick Picks: A select number of newly-released bestselling books are available for 7-day checkout; these copies cannot be reserved or renewed and are available on a first come, first served basis. Check the Quick Pick shelf (on the first floor as you walk into the library) for availability. Overdue fees $1.00/day.
  • Feature films

    • Quick Flicks: New release DVDs available for 2-day checkout only. Check the Quick Flicks section in the locked shelves for current selection. No reserves and no renewals on these DVDs. Overdue fees $1.00/day.
    • International Films

    Music CDs

    • The library has thousands of albums on CD available, including classical, rap, jazz, world music, and much more. (Note: Children’s music is in the Youth Services area of the library.)
    • Online music resources

    Adult fiction on CD

    Book group in a bag kits

    Recommended book and film lists

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    Fiction, Movies & Music The Fiction, Movies and Music area is located on the west half of the first floor, and contains: Fiction books Use the advanced search option in the online

    Library Card

    Visit any of our three branches or apply online. When you apply in person please bring a photo ID with your current address.

    If your ID does not have a current address please bring a mail such as your phone or electric bill with your current address.

    Apply online and the next time you visit the Library you will be asked for your ID. We will mail you your Library card and you can begin using it online once you receive it.

    Please report lost or stolen cards immediately.

    Item loan periods:

    General fiction and non-fiction:28 days
    Holiday materials: 28 days
    New non-fiction: 28 days
    New non-fiction bestsellers: 28 days
    New fiction: 14 days
    New CDs: 14 days
    CDs: 28 days
    Magazines: 28 days
    Test Materials: 14 days
    DVDs: 7 days
    Console Video Games: 7 days
    Playaways: 28 days
    Playaway View: 14 days
    Quick Pick Items: 14 days
    Book Kits: 56 days
    Children’s Maker Kits: 28 days
    Lawn Games: 28 days
    Game Systems: 7 days
    Adult STREAM Kits: 14 days
    Adult Library of Things: 28 days
    Adult Stream Kits: 14 days
    Empower Tools: 7 days
    Maker Kits: 28 days
    Wifi Hotspot: 14 days

    Check-out Limits:

    Books: 50 item limit
    Compact Discs: 50 item limit
    Videos and DVDs : 50 item limit
    Holiday materials: 5 item limit
    Video Games: 2 item limit
    Playaway View: 2 item limit
    Quick Picks: 3 books & 2 DVD limit

    Adult STREAM Kits: 1 item limit
    Adult Library of Things: 3 item limit
    Adult Stream Kits: 1 item limit
    Empower Tools: 3 item limit
    Maker Kits: 3 item limit
    Wifi Hotspot: 1 item limit

    Total of 50 items per card limit

    Requests:

    You can request up to 100 items.

    Renewals:

    Beginning July 5, 2019 the Library will automatically renew items that qualify for renewal.

    Manual renewals begin on the day placed, not the day the item is due.
    The renewal period for most items is 28 days.
    Videos, DVDs and console video games are renewable for 7 days.
    New CDs may be renewed for 14 days.
    Five renewals are permitted for each item except for the following items:

    Adult Stream Kits – 1 Renewal
    Empower Tools – Not Renewable

    All items may be sent or returned to any of our three locations.

    Items requested by another borrower may not be renewed.

    Fines & Lost Items:

    There will no longer be fines on reading materials, DVDs and video games beginning January 2, 2021.

    STREAM kits, Empower Tools & wi-fi hotspots are $5.00/day with $25.00 max. (telescopes, microscope, metal detector, camera, etc…)

    Library Card Visit any of our three branches or apply online . When you apply in person please bring a photo ID with your current address. If your ID does not have a current address please