September 2016

Branches · Price Hill

Branch Portrait

Temporary Address

959 Hawthorne Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45205
Phone 513-369-4490
Fax 513-369-4538

Branch Manager: Steve Kemple
Children’s Librarian: Elisa Gallon

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

The Price Hill Community Recreation Center, temporary home for the Price Hill Branch, will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The branch will resume its normal hours of service on Tuesday, Nov. 13.


  • The Price Hill Branch is temporarily relocated in the Price Hill Recreation Center after a portion of the ceiling fell in on July 3, 2018 and created major safety and structural problems.
  • The Library has employed the services of FTC&H architects to make necessary improvements to the branch, including making the building handicap accessible.
  • Branch improvement work will not begin before the second half of 2019, as the Library is currently gathering neighborhood input to identify and prioritize community needs, which will inform the plans FTC&H develop for an improved branch. The next community session is scheduled for Wed. November 28, 2018 at the Price Hill CRC on 959 Hawthorne Ave. All are welcome to attend the drop-in open house from 5:30 โ€“ 7 p.m. and the formal meeting from 7 โ€“ 8 p.m.

Branch History

The Price Hill Branch, which opened in 1909, is one of the nine area libraries in Hamilton County built with funds provided by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. Notable features of the French Renaissance style brick and limestone building include a roof with tin deck and slate slopes, fleur-de-lis grid over the doors, bird head door handles, and cherry wood shelves.

Special Services

Curbside service is now available at all branches.

Meeting Room

The Price Hill Branch, which is operating out of the Price Hill CRC, is not currently offering meeting space. Meeting space is available at the nearby branches of Covedale, Delhi Township, Westwood, or the Main Library.