February 2013

Branches · Reading

Branch Portrait

Construction News

Learn more about the project to construct a new Reading Branch.

View the live webcam to see what progress has been made so far on the new Reading Branch!

9001 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
Phone 513-369-4465
Fax 513-369-4466

Branch Manager: Liz Anderson
Children’s Librarian: Kelly Heaton

Hours of Service
Mon, Tue noon–8 p.m.
Wed, Thu noon–6 p.m.
Fri, Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sun closed


The Reading Branch is on the corner of Pike Street and Reading Road. On street parking is available. The branch is served by Metro route 43.

Branch History

Library service has been available in the community since April 1927 when the Reading Branch opened for business. The branch was managed jointly with the Lockland Branch Library (on Williams Street). In 1965, the Lockland and Reading Branches merged and moved into a rental facility on the corner of Benson Street and Jefferson Avenue. At that time, the branch was renamed the Valley Branch. The branch moved again, in July 2000 to its current location on the corner of Reading Road and Pike Street. In January 2001, it was renamed the Reading Branch Library.

Special Services

The Reading Branch is an ADA accessible facility and has a book return.

Meeting Room

A meeting room is not available at the Reading Branch.