About Us

Library Funding
Find out how your Library is funded.
Hours of Service
Complete schedule of hours and holiday closures.
Library Locations
Use this map to find a library in your neighborhood.
Main Library
Directions to the Main Library and information about the building.
Access information about your neighborhood branch.
Working at the Library
Find out how you can join the staff of one of the busiest libraries in the country.
Employee Engagement
The Library is working towards becoming a Top Workplace in Cincinnati.
Library Receives National Medal for Museum and Library Service
First Lady Michelle Obama joined Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Susan Hildreth to present the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Welcome to Your Library
Our welcome guide is available in English or Spanish.
Request For Proposals: Facility Master Plan
The Library is seeking proposals from organizations experienced in work with libraries in the area of strategic facilities planning to aid in the development and facilitation of a community-focused process resulting in a Library Facility Master Plan.
Standards of Library Behavior
Important information for visitors to the Library.
Meet the Director
Learn more about Paula Brehm-Heeger, our Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director.
The Board of Trustees
The Library is headed by a seven-member Board of Trustees.
Mission Statement
Our Mission, Vision, and Values Statement.
These policies govern library use.
Facilities and Strategic Plan
Read our facilities and strategic plans.
Facilities Master Plan
The Library is committed to the community’s well-being and to contributing to the effort to build a bright future for everyone living in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. As a part of this commitment, the Library will undergo a decade-long process to upgrade its facilities.
2017 Annual Report
Our story. Better every year.
Free & Public
An entertaining, colorful book about the history of our Library.
Preservation Lab
The Preservation Lab preserves and conserves the collections of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the University of Cincinnati Libraries. The Lab is situated on the University of Cincinnati's main campus. Preservation Lab news is available on their blog.