October 2013

Branches · Hyde Park

Branch Portrait

2747 Erie Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
Phone 513-369-4456
Fax 513-369-4458

Branch Manager: Blossom Smith
Children’s Librarian: Mary Lamping
Teen Librarian: Scott Moore

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


The Hyde Park Branch is located on the south side of Erie Avenue, between Michigan and Shaw (just east of Hyde Park Square). A parking lot is available behind the building. The Hyde Park Branch is an ADA accessible facility. The branch is served by Metro routes 11, 24, and 51.


Curbside service is now available at all branches. 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 Hyde Park Branch meeting room seats 25 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.


From 1899 to 1911, library services were offered in Hyde Park through a delivery station in a drugstore. The current building was built with funds donated by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation in 1912 and is one of the seven remaining Carnegie libraries in Hamilton County. In 1970, the branch underwent an extensive expansion and renovation project. At that time, a fish pond and a hand-painted mural (“A Children’s Party in a Forest” by Michael Scott) were installed in the Children’s Room.