Library Services

At the Mendon Public Library, we strive “to be an essential contributor to the quality of life in the Town of Mendon. Our library will provide life-long learning opportunities through exemplary collections, technological information resources, and opportunities to gather, discuss, learn, and enjoy.”

Please refer to the menu to the right or posts listed below for additional information on our collections, technology, and facilities.

CLOSED – Sat May 25 – Mon May 27

CLOSED – Sat May 25 – Mon May 27

In honor of Memorial Day, the Mendon Public Library will be closed on Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28 at 9:00 AM. *** Honoring Those Who Gave Their Life ***  

Artwork by Cathy Stewart

Artwork by Cathy Stewart

Cathy is an up-and-coming artist who recently relocated to Honeoye Falls, NY from Wayne County (Sodus Bay), a place where she spent her summers growing up. Cathy works mostly in acrylic painting and photography. Cathy is inspired by nature and God’s great glory as depicted in her work. Cathy enjoys all things water and sunset related and can usually be found with her paint brush and camera. A graduate of Finger Lakes Community College and Rochester Institute …

Automatic Renewal Starts May 1

Automatic Renewal Starts May 1

On Wednesday, May 1st, Monroe County Library System introduces automatic renewals! Eligible items will renew four days before their due dates. A courtesy email will be sent that lists each renewed item with its new due date. If any item is coming due, but is not eligible for renewal, the email will list that item as ‘not renewed.’ Remember, you can always manage your account online at:  https://catalogplus.libraryweb.org/?section=myAccount Read more about automatic renewals at: https://libraryweb.org/news/automatic-renewal-of-library-materials/

BookPage and Reading Recommendations Available at MPL

BookPage and Reading Recommendations Available at MPL

Thanks to the Friends of Mendon Public Library, we have a subscription to BookPage in 2024! These publications, printed monthly, will be free for our library patrons to take with them, if they wish. Another benefit to patrons is getting reading recommendations,...

LOTE for Kids

LOTE for Kids

“LOTE for Kids!”  (LOTE = Languages Other Than English) is another perk for Monroe County Library card holders: we have access to electronic children’s books in many popular languages. They also offer the LOTE4Kids app for your smartphone.

New Year : No Late Fees!

New Year : No Late Fees!

2024 is a new year, and Mendon Public Library has a new policy: There are no more late fees for Mendon Library materials! Of course, we will have to charge for lost or damaged materials. And note, other libraries may have different policies, so be sure to check. Happy...

12 Book Discussion Kits in Diverse Voices

12 Book Discussion Kits in Diverse Voices

Mendon Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of our new DIVERSE VOICES BOOK DISCUSSION KITS. The Rochester Regional Library Council and The Friends & Foundation of Rochester Public Library awarded a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries to make the creation of these kits possible. Twelve Diverse Voices Book Discussion Kits were created. Each kit contains seven copies of a particular title and seven copies of a book discussion guide, conveniently circulated in a special tote bag. Titles were selected to represent diverse characters, authors, and topics. The intended audiences for the Diverse Voices kits are both established and new book groups, and anyone who may wish to host a single book discussion for their friends, family, coworkers, etc. The book kits have an extended 8-week loan period.

CPR Training Kits

CPR Training Kits

Thanks to a collaboration from the American Heart Association, UR Medicine, and the Monroe County Library System, you can learn to save lives with CPR from the comfort of your own home or classroom. Hands-Only CPR training kits are available to borrow at Mendon Public Library, and other select Monroe County Libraries. The unit includes a rubber torso, or manikin, to guide proper hand placement as well as compression rate and depth, and instructions. The Hand-Only CPR kits are available to be checked out and returned at any public library in Monroe County, just as with other library materials.

2023-2024 VIP Passes and Empire Passes Available!

2023-2024 VIP Passes and Empire Passes Available!

Use a Very Important Places (VIP) pass to receive a discount at one of Rochester and surrounding area's arts and cultural treasures. Check out a VIP pass for a participating museum or arts organization. Bring the VIP pass to the venue and enjoy discounted admissions...

Notary Public Available at MPL

Notary Public Available at MPL

Do you need something notarized? We have a notary on staff, but availability varies, so please call ahead, 624-6067, to confirm availability.

Try our Mobile Hotspots!

Try our Mobile Hotspots!

Sign out one of our T-Mobile INSEEGO MiFi X Pro 5G Hotspots and connect to the world wherever you go. Perfect for camping, boating, hiking, and even at home. A special thanks to The Friends of Mendon Public Library for allowing us to make mobile hotspots available to...

J and YA Materials Going Fine Free

J and YA Materials Going Fine Free

On Friday, December 23, 2022 the J (Juvenline) and YA (Young Adult) materials from the Mendon Public Library will no longer be assessed late fees. Lost or damaged items will still be charged for replacement.

Technology Training 1-on-1 Wednesdays

Technology Training 1-on-1 Wednesdays

On Wednesday afternoons the library offers 1-on-1 technology training with Danny Bassette! Bring your laptop, tablet, or phone if you have one. Choose a 1-hour time slot at 3pm-4pm, 4pm-5pm, or 5pm-6pm. Reserve your spot today! [button...

Teen YA Booklists

Teen YA Booklists

Check out the Young Adult Booklists compiled by your MCLS YA/Teen Librarians!

J and YA Book List That Promotes Inclusion

J and YA Book List That Promotes Inclusion

The Mendon Public Library is proud to release a new book list for juvenile and young adult readers titled, "Books which promote the concepts of Tolerance, Respect, Dignity,  Awareness, and Sensitivity Toward Others for Juvenile and Young Adult Readers."  This new list...

How to Get a Library Card

How to Get a Library Card

You can register in person for one of three different types of library cards when the Mendon Public Library is open. The choices include: 1. Monroe County Library System Card (Enjoy complete MCLS services free to anyone, children to adults, proof of a Monroe County...

Enhanced Vision Reader

Enhanced Vision Reader

We have an Enhanced Vision Reader at the library for patrons with difficulty seeing print. The Enhanced Vision Reader allows print that is laying flat under the projector to then be projected onto a screen at a significantly larger size. The reader is set up at a desk...

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) is a free lending library available to individuals living in New York State, who have difficulty reading standard print due to a visual impairment, a physical disability, or a reading disability.  Questions...

Technologies That Are Available at The Mendon Library

Technologies That Are Available at The Mendon Library

The Mendon Public Library Technology Offerings include: Four Patron Computers with Internet/Printing capabilities; Laptop Computer available for in-library use; Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending Program; TV Conferencing System (Wi-Fi/TV/DVD options); Free High-Speed Wi-Fi;...

Free Wi-Fi Available

Free Wi-Fi Available

The wi-fi provided by the Mendon Public Library is available all the time, whether the building is open or not. The signal reaches to much of the parking lot. (The wi-fi, as all library internet service, is filtered for CIPA compliance.)

Study Rooms Available For Use

Study Rooms Available For Use

The library offers two rooms for quiet group study or projects. Each room holds a maximum of four occupants. The rooms can be reserved in two hour increments. Patrons are allowed one reservation at a time. Please call the library at 624-6067 to reserve a room. View...

Enjoy Classical Music, Jazz, Opera & Dance

Enjoy Classical Music, Jazz, Opera & Dance

All Monroe County Library System cardholders are able to enjoy access to Medici.tv. Thanks to a purchase made by the Central Library, enjoy unlimited full remote access to the largest online catalog of classical music, jazz, opera and dance videos as well as...

New Children’s Book List Promotes Understanding and Inclusion

New Children’s Book List Promotes Understanding and Inclusion

Our latest book list is entitled "Stories to Promote Kindness, Friendliness, Understanding, and More Acceptance of Others." It includes over 40 picture books, both fiction and non-fiction. This book list is geared primarily toward three to eight-year olds. Topics...

Accessibility Services

We strive to make services and programs available to patrons of all abilities, including those with disabilities. Please let us know of any special accommodations you may require a week in advance of a program so that we can accommodate you or your child.  Also,...