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Leisure Reading Materials: Leisure Reading Materials

Books and Magazines
The library offers leisure books and popular magazines for patients.   Volunteers visit Rochester General Hospital patients twice a week and help them select books or magazines.  Materials may be returned in the book return boxes located on each hospital floor or the Portland Ramp Garage exit. Please call 922-4743 for more information. 

Donations of Magazines and Books
The library gladly accepts your donation of gently used newer books and current magazines.  Please drop them off at the library or in any library book return box. 

Book Return Boxes - to return or donate library materials are located

  • on each hospital floor at RGH
  • at the RGH Portland Ave. parking garage, level 1 near elevator 
  • at the Riedman campus next to the ATM machine near the cafeteria

Request Library Services for Patients 
Call 922-4743 to request leisure reading library services for patients. 

Health Information for Patients
Call 922-9355 to request health information for patients and families.  Reliable health information will be mailed or emailed from the library. See library website for more information.

Hours and Location


Mon-Fri      8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621