About

The Art, Music & Recreation Division of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is located on the 2nd floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building. This division highlights collections in

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Costume
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Sports and games
  • Music
  • Film, radio programs and television
  • Biographies of celebrities–actors, artists, dancers, designers, musicians and athletes

Notable resources include

  • Recorded music–over 10,000 titles to choose from; large selection of classical, jazz, and musicals. Patrons can borrow up to 10 CDs.
  • Framed prints–ready to hang in your home or office for an eight-week loan. There is a limit of 4 framed prints per patron.
  • Picture File–over one million images, arranged by subject, to borrow or reproduce. Patrons may borrow 20 images from an individual subject folder.

Databases used are

  • Doremi, a comprehensive index to sheet music for popular songs
  • Wilson Art Index to periodical articles on all aspects of the arts
  • ArtFact, offering auction prices and reference information on art and antiques
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