May 2013

Branches · Covedale

Branch Portrait

4980 Glenway Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
Phone 513-369-4460
Fax 513-369-4461

Branch Manager: Elizabeth Sullivan
Children’s Librarian: Colleen Wood
Teen Librarian: Amy Perry

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


The Covedale Branch is located on Glenway Avenue between Cleves Warsaw Pike and Ferguson Avenue. A parking lot is available behind the building. The Covedale Branch is an ADA accessible facility. The branch is served by Metro route 33.


The Covedale Branch has a drive-up window. Visit the Main Library's MakerSpace to use our 3D printers, laser cutters, engravers, and other equipment to create, invent, and learn! The Main Library is located downtown at 800 Vine Street.

Meeting Room

The Covedale Branch meeting room seats 20 people. Visit the meeting room webpage for additional information and a link to the online reservation form.

Next Generation Libraries Project

Thanks to the residents of Hamilton County, the Library will receive approximately $19 million in additional funding for the next ten years beginning in April 2019, for a total of $190 million. Given that the average length of time since a branch has been renovated is 40+ years, the bulk of this funding will go toward improving each of the Library’s 41 locations. The development of the Plan will take place throughout 2019, and the Library will hold hundreds of community engagement sessions to listen and learn from the community about what their biggest needs are and how the Library, with its 41 locations, can be re-envisioned to serve not just today’s generation but also generations to come. Learn more on the Building the Next Generation Library site.

Branch History

Library service to the Covedale community began when the Overlook Branch opened in a storefront on Relleum Avenue on November 25, 1935. The branch later relocated to a former post office on Heuwerth Avenue in August of 1973. The current branch is a former bank in the center of the Covedale shopping district remodeled into a state-of-the-art library facility. When it opened on January 9, 1998, it was renamed the Covedale Branch to more closely identify it with the neighborhood. Muted contemporary colors throughout and a skylight and painted clouds on the ceiling of the lower level add to the branch’s inviting atmosphere.