January 2016

Branches · Oakley

Branch Portrait

4033 Gilmore Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
Phone 513-369-6038
Fax 513-369-6055

Branch Manager: Chris Oaks
Children’s Librarian: Sarah Carrier
Teen Librarian: Dawn McMillan

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


The branch is located on the corner of Madison Road and Gilmore, just east of Oakley Square. The entrance to the parking lot is on the Gilmore side of the building. The Oakley Branch is an ADA accessible facility. The branch is served by Metro routes 11 and 12X.


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 Oakley Branch meeting room seats 35 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.


Library service to the Oakley community began in 1910, when a deposit station opened in Barton’s Drug Store. A full-service branch opened in rented quarters near the 20th Century Theater in 1926. In 1940, a permanent branch library was established at the corner of Gilmore and Madison Road and served the community until 1986. Architect Bernard Fields designed a new 7,100 square foot facility, which was built on the same site, and dedicated in May of 1989. Design features include skylights and cathedral windows, which provide a bright, airy atmosphere.