Our library has a diverse collection of adult and children’s books and a comfortable area for browsing and reading.

Check out our online catalog

What is in your collection?

We collect books that:

  • Deepen our understanding of Unitarian Universalism and UU history;
  • Include poetry or meditations for reflection;
  • Have been the texts for adult education classes;
  • Give advice on how to run the church more effectively;
  • Increase our understanding of the world’s major religions;
  • Explore issues addressed by our social justice groups;
  • Were written by UUs, including members of our congregation

Where are you located?

You’ll find us just through the door to the left at the top of the ramp to the Religious Education wing.

When are you open?

The library is always open. The light switch is located on the wall just outside the door to the library.

How do I borrow a book?

  • Write the book title and call number and your name and phone number legibly on the checkout sheet;
  • Take a bookmark and write the due date on it – one month from the date of checkout.

How do I return a book?

  • Find your name on the checkout sheet and indicate that you have returned the book and then re-shelve it;
  • Please return your checked-out books after one month. We do not enforce return times, but we encourage you to be a responsible patron.

Do you accept donations?

We appreciate receiving donations. Please leave your donations on the top shelf of the tall bookcase to the left of the door. We review all the donations we receive and use our collection policy as our guideline for what we add to the collection. Please put a note in the book if you would like it returned to you if we don’t add it to our collection. Otherwise, we will donate it to the Friends of the Rochester Public Library, the Salvation Army, or the local prison library.

Library Committee

The Library Committee is responsible for developing and organizing the collection. We welcome the participation of all who love books! Watch the church calendar for meeting dates and times.