Kids can now enjoy thousands of picture books in 65+ languages, with English translations. Available in libraries, schools and at home! Sign in using your Monroe County Library card number.

Gates Newspapers

50+ years of local newspapers are available at the links below from the NYS Historic Newspapers database.  Many other Monroe County and New York State newspapers are also available.

VIN Decoder

Enter your vehicle’s 17-character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to receive an instant report on its manufacturer, brand, make and model, body style, engine size, assembly plant, and model year.

Rochester Images

Search thousands of historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County.

Rochester History

A journal produced by the Rochester Public Library which covers the history of Rochester and western New York. All articles are available on-line from 1939 to the present.


The largest online catalogue of classical and jazz music, opera and dance videos.

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico

Spanish and Portuguese scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

Foundation Directory Online Essential

Explore 103,000+ expanded grantmaker profiles, 300,000+ key decision makers and leaders, Searchable 990s and 990-PDFs, as well as FDO Workspace. Click here for details on availability and instructions for creating an account.

Federal Domestic Assistance Listings

Assistance listings are detailed public descriptions of federal programs that provide grants, loans, scholarships, insurance, and other types of assistance awards. You may browse assistance listings across all government agencies to learn about potential funding sources.