V.I.P. Museum Passes

This week the Central Library launched the V.I.P. pass program, a partnership with the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Geva Theatre Center and George Eastman House, which allows libraries to circulate discount passes for each of these institutions.

Here’s how it works:

  • Visit the Central Library and check out a V.I.P. pass – just like a book! Passes are available at the Bausch & Lomb Library Building circulation desk.
  • Take the V.I.P. pass to the Museum/Theatre Pass partner and enjoy special admission prices.
  • After you have enjoyed a great day return the V.I.P. pass to the central Library so another person can check it out.

Visit the library website for more information or call the Arts Division at 428-8140

Kodak Picture Saver Scanning System

For a limited time, the Central Library will be a test site for the Kodak Picture Saver Scanning System in the Arts Division . Library patrons will have free access to this high-speed system and discover how easy it is to scan photos and documents and store them as digital images on a flash drive.

Here’s how it works-

  • Gather up your photo memories or documents
  • Bring them to the Arts Division (2nd Floor, Bausch & Lomb Building,) along with your own flash drive and start scanning.  No flash drive? No problem! First forty patrons to use the system and fill out an online survey will receive a free flash drive compliments of Kodak. After that, prospective users may purchase flash drives at the Circulation Desk or in the Library Store.
  • The Kodak Picture Saver Scanning system is easy to use! Auto-feed pictures, printed memories, documents and more from wallet size up to 34 inches long. The system automatically removes red eye, sharpens images, improves color and more.

Some FAQ’s

Q: What type of storage device do I use to store my photos and documents?

A:  Patrons must use a USB flash drive to store and save photos and documents.

Q: How many pictures will 2 GB flash drive hold?

A: There is no real answer, as it will depend on the size of the photographs. You can save them in different formats, or scale them to different sizes, so different ones will take up different amounts of storage.

Q: What are some of the ways I can manipulate my photos using the scanner?

A: KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology provides advanced image enhancement tools to perform image retouch; red-eye enhancement; image sharpening and red-eye removal.

Q: Can photographs and documents be scanned directly from a book?

A: No, the Kodak Scanner that is being used at the library does not have a flatbed scanning surface.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: The best part about being a beta test site for the scanner…it’s free! Someone from our staff will be happy to assist you.

Q: How can I find out more about this exciting service?

A: For more information, call 428-8140.

*Kodak is a trademark.

Picture File requests

We add images to the picture file all the time.  If you find yourself with old calendars or books that can’t be mended please think about donating them to the library’s picture file. You can bring these items to your local library. Tell them to send them to the Central Library’s Art division for their picture file. To read more about the picture file click here.

Welcome to the Arts Division!

If you are reading this you are one of the first to visit the newly created Arts Division Blog. We in Arts hope you will visit this blog often to get updates on exciting new resources and happenings in this department of the Rochester Public Library. If you haven’t visited the Arts Division located in the Bausch and Lomb Building of the Central Library, you should! Here is a glimpse of what we have to offer.

Framed Prints

Art Displays