October 2013

Branches · West End

Branch Portrait

805 Ezzard Charles Dr.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Phone 513-369-6026
Fax 513-369-4536

Children’s Librarian: Jill Keller

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


The branch is located on the corner of Ezzard Charles Drive and Linn Street. The entrance to the parking lot is on the Linn Street side of the building. The West End Branch is an ADA accessible facility. The branch is served by Metro 1 and 27.


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

A meeting room is not available at the West End Branch.

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 began in the West End in 1908, when the Dayton Street Branch opened its doors. Over the years, the library has been in a variety of locations, including a room in a public school and a small station in the Lincoln Laurel Housing Project. In 1961, the current location, a one-story brick and concrete building, designed by the architectural firm of Glaser and Meyer, opened as the Lincoln Park Branch. In 2001, the branch was renamed the West End Branch Library to better reflect the community it serves.