Hours and Directions

Before visiting the Library, we ask that you review our Library Access and Services Website as new policies are in place to ensure the safety of library patrons and staff. Due to reduced seating capacity, students, faculty and staff are required to make a reservation to utilize computer or table space. Reservations can be made directly at: Library Seat and Space Bookings (or at the door as space allows). At this time public community access to the library collections and facilities is limited to patrons utilizing the law collection only.


Summer 2021 Session Hours*

June 1, 2021 - August 18, 2021:

  • Monday - Thursday : 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday : 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday : CLOSED
  • Sunday : CLOSED

August 19, 2021 - August 29, 2021

  • Monday - Friday : 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday : CLOSED
  • Sunday : CLOSED

*Please note the following changes :

Early Closings:

  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 : 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 5, 2021 : 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Additional changes may be added as the semester progresses.


More detail regarding available library services during these special circumstances can be found via the library home page or directly from the: Library Access and Services Website.


From NYS Thruway: Use exit 44, Route 332, Canandaigua. Go south on Route 332 through the town of Canandaigua, turn left at Routes 5 & 20, turn right onto East Lake Road (Route 364), turn left onto Lakeshore Drive, the college will be on the right hand side of the road. There is a small sign that says Finger Lakes Community College. Park in the student parking lot (no sticker required). When facing the front of the school, the library is on the right side of the building, and there are two large glass windows on the second floor facing the parking lot. Enter the library through the second floor entrance. For a map, visit http://www.flcc.edu/directions/index.cfm or type the library's address into an online map service such as yahoo maps or mapquest.

Address and Phone Numbers:

Charles J. Meder Library
Finger Lakes Community College
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424-8395 Circulation Desk: (585) 785-1371
Reference Desk: (585) 785-1432
FAX: (585) 394-8826