If you decide to stay in Rochester you are ALWAYS welcome in the library to browse journals and check out books. You will need to get an alumni ID to check out books.
Here is a link to other resources (including databases) that are available to you even if you are not in the Rochester Area.
Also, where ever you end up, stop by your local public library or see if you have access to state university libraries as a state taxpayer and you just might have some privileges! For example, NOVELNY is a database which is available free to New York State residents.