November 2012

Branches · Groesbeck

Branch Portrait

2994 W. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45239
Phone 513-369-4454
Fax 513-369-4455

Branch Manager: Ned Heeger-Brehm
Children’s Librarian: Mandi Beecroft
Children’s Librarian: Claire Schroeder
Teen Librarian: Brea McQueen

Hours of Service
Mon–Thu 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Fri, Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sun closed


The Groesbeck Branch is located on Galbraith Road, approximately a quarter of a mile east of the intersection of Colerain Avenue and Galbraith. A parking lot is available behind the branch. The Groesbeck Branch is an ADA accessible facility. The branch is served by Metro routes 19 and 74X.


The Groesbeck 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 Groesbeck Branch meeting room seats 28 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

Until the Groesbeck Branch Library was dedicated in March, 1963, library service to the community was limited to regular visits by the bookmobile. In March 1999, the branch was demolished and construction began on a new 15,000 square-foot facility. The new building was dedicated on May 6, 2000 in memory of former Library Board Trustee, Dr. Peter Garvin. Design features of the reading areas for adults and children include skylights, clerestory windows, and vaulted ceilings.