October 2015

Branches · Westwood

Branch Portrait

3345 Epworth Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
Phone 513-369-4474
Fax 513-369-4475

Branch Manager: Travis Castleberry
Children’s Librarian: Corey Ferguson
Teen Librarian: Angie Lewis

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


The Westwood Branch is on the corner of Epworth and Montana Avenue. The entrance to the parking lot is on the Montana side of the building. The Westwood Branch is an ADA accessible facility. The branch is served by Metro route 21, 38X, 40X, 41, and 51.


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 Westwood Branch meeting room seats 70 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.

Branch History

Library service to Westwood began in 1899 when a deposit station opened in the neighborhood. Ten years later, a small library substation opened in Westwood School. The current building on Epworth Avenue was dedicated in 1931. Notable features of the Spanish Mission style facility include a stone fireplace, a balcony above the circulation desk, and solid oak shelving and trim throughout the building. The Westwood Branch was added to the National Register of Historic Buildings in 1974. In 2002, the branch underwent an extensive renovation and expansion project that respects and preserves the character of the original design, yet includes a number of modern conveniences such as an entrance tower equipped with a wheel chair lift and reading areas for teens and children.