February 2016

Branches · Reading

Branch Portrait

8740 Reading Rd.
Reading, Ohio 45215
Phone 513-369-4465
Fax 513-369-4466

Branch Manager: Cate Crusham
Children’s Librarian: Kelly Heaton

Hours of Service
Mon, Tue, Thu noon–8 p.m.
Wed, Fri, Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sun1 p.m.–5 p.m.


The Reading Branch is located on Reading Rd. across from Southern Ave. A parking lot is available next to the building. The branch is served by Metro route 43.

Branch History

Library service has been available in the community since April 1927 when the Reading Branch opened for business. The branch was managed jointly with the Lockland Branch Library (on Williams Street). In 1965, the Lockland and Reading Branches merged and moved into a rental facility on the corner of Benson Street and Jefferson Avenue. The branch moved again, in July 2000 to a rental location on the corner of Reading Road and Pike Street. In 2015, the rental property was replaced by a new 12,000 square-foot facility boasting innovative features and services. The Grand Opening for the new Reading Branch was held on June 23, 2015.

Special Services

The Reading Branch is an ADA accessible facility. It has a book return and drive-up window. A MakerSpace with a 3D printer, button makers, and audio booth is also available.

Meeting Rooms and Study Rooms

The Reading Branch meeting room seats 61 people. Visit the meeting room webpage for additional information and a link to the online reservation form. Three study rooms are also available at the branch, including one with a collaborative audio/visual table. Use our online request form to reserve the study rooms.