March 2010

Branches · Mt. Washington

Branch Portrait

2049 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Phone 513-369-6033
Fax 513-369-6044

Branch Manager: Paul Burch
Children’s Librarian: Mary Patka
Teen Librarian: Jesse Caldwell

Hours of Service
Mon, Tue, Thunoon–8 p.m.
Wed, Fri, Sat10 a.m.–6 p.m.


The branch is located on the corner of Beechmont Avenue and Campus Lane (at the water tower). The entrance to the parking lot is on the Campus Lane side of the building. The Mt. Washington Branch is an ADA accessible facility. The branch is served by Metro routes 24 and 30X.


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

A meeting room is not available at the Mt. Washington Branch.

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.


The origins of the Mt. Washington Branch date to 1899, when a delivery station was established at Maude Clark’s Dry Goods Store. In 1912, a deposit station was placed in another store, and, over the next forty years, this small collection moved to various locations in the area. The post-war population boom necessitated a permanent library facility. On January 6, 1958, the Mt. Washington Branch, designed by architects Harry Hake and Harry Hake Jr., opened to the public on land formerly occupied by the Mt. Washington School. The Anderson Township Library Association plays an important role in supporting the services and resources of the Mt. Washington Branch.