Rochester Public Library
Rochester's central branch library is located in the Rundel Memorial Library building which was completed in 1936. As the library collection grew, funds were dedicated to expand the building and in 1977 the adjacent Bausch & Lomb library building became part of the central branch. The library is home to the Local History and Genealogy Division of the library which offers thousands of documents, photographs, manuscripts, and historic newspapers.
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