March 2012

Branches · Northside

Branch Portrait

4219 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Phone 513-369-4449
Fax 513-369-4533

Branch Manager: Sarah Schellenger
Children’s Librarian: Marni Blanken

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


The Northside Branch is located on the west side of Hamilton Ave. between Chase and Pullan. A parking lot is behind the branch. The branch is served by Metro routes 15X, 17, and 27.


The Cumminsville Branch opened as a modest facility in rooms on the corner of Hoffner and Spring Grove Avenues on June 10, 1879. Funding problems forced the library to close in 1882. In 1904, Northside residents appealed to the Cincinnati Public Library to reopen the branch. Funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, a new building was opened to the public in April of 1908. An extensive renovation and remodeling project begun in August of 1999 temporarily closed the library. In September of 2000, it reopened as the Northside Branch Library.

Special Services

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

Meeting Room

The Northside Branch meeting room seats 30 people. Visit the meeting room webpage for additional information and a link to the online reservation form.