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.
Working at the Library
Find out how you can join the staff of one of the busiest libraries in the country.
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.
Public Notices · Request for Qualifications for Construction Manager at Risk
The Library is requesting statements of qualifications from firms to provide construction manager at risk services for its branch renovations including the Walnut Hills Branch Accessibility and Madisonville Branch Accessibility Projects.
Financial Report
The annual financial report of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for 2018 has been completed. The report is available for inspection in the Fiscal Office at 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
Requests for Qualifications, Bids, & Proposals
Public notices of advertisements for qualifications, bids, and requests for proposals.
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.
Policies & Guidelines
These policies govern library use.
Strategic Plan
Read our strategic plan.
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.
2018 Highlights
A year of success and change.
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.