June 2015

Branches · St. Bernard

Branch Portrait

10 McClelland Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45217
Phone 513-369-4462
Fax 513-369-4463

Branch Manager: Kate Kraus
Children’s Librarian: Clint Powers
Teen Librarian: Mike Fair

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 St. Bernard Branch is on the corner of McClelland Ave. and Vine St. A parking lot is available 1/2 block to the east of the building. The branch is served by Metro route 78.


MakerSpace with a 3D printer and button maker is available for creating, inventing, and learning! The Main Library is located downtown at 800 Vine Street

Meeting Rooms and Study Rooms

The St. Bernard Branch meeting room seats 40 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.

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.

Branch History

From 1899 to 1916 (when a full-fledged branch opened in the Town Hall), library services were offered in St. Bernard through a delivery station in a grocery store. In 1918 the St. Bernard Branch moved from the Town Hall to the high school, where it remained for the next fifty-two years. In January 1970, the branch moved into the St. Bernard Municipal Center. In 2015, the rental property was replaced by a new 8,000 square-foot facility boasting innovative features and services. The Grand Opening for the new St. Bernard Branch was held on June 22, 2015.