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Main Library · Directions

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From the north and the west (I-74) via I-75

  • Take the Seventh Street exit, Exit 1E.
  • Stay on Seventh Street, then turn left onto Vine Street.
  • The Library is between Eighth and Court streets on Vine Street.

From the north via I-71

  • Take the Gilbert & Reading Road exit, Exit 2.
  • Stay in left lane, Gilbert Avenue.
  • Continue straight at traffic light next to the casino.
  • Gilbert empties onto Eighth Street at Broadway.
  • Continue straight ahead across Broadway, Sycamore, and Main to Walnut Street.
  • The Library is between Walnut and Vine streets on Eighth Street.

From the east via Columbia Parkway (U.S. 50)

  • Take the Sixth Street exit.
  • At first traffic light, Broadway, turn right.
  • Stay on Broadway, then turn left onto either Eighth or Ninth streets.
  • Cross Sycamore and Main streets to Walnut Street.
  • The Library is between Walnut and Vine streets on Eighth and Ninth Streets.

From the east via Eastern Avenue (U.S. 52)

  • Eastern Avenue becomes Pete Rose Way.
  • Pass Bicentennial Commons and U.S. Bank Arena on the left, turn right on Broadway.
  • Stay on Broadway, then turn left on either Eighth Street or Ninth Street.
  • Cross Sycamore and Main streets to Walnut Street.
  • The Library is between Walnut and Vine streets on Eighth and Ninth Streets.

From the south via I-471

  • Take the Sixth Street exit.
  • Turn right at first traffic light, Broadway.
  • Stay on Broadway, then turn left on either Eighth or Ninth streets.
  • Cross Sycamore and Main streets to Walnut Street.
  • The Library is between Walnut and Vine streets on Eighth and Ninth Streets.

From the south via I-75

  • Follow signs to the Vine Street exit, first exit on the right.
  • Exit I-75 at the Fifth Street exit.
  • Stay on Fifth Street, then turn left onto Vine Street.
  • Stay on Vine Street to Eighth Street.
  • The Library is between Eighth and Court streets on Vine Street.

From the west via River Road (U.S. 50)

  • Take the Fifth Street exit.
  • Cross Central Avenue, then Plum, Elm and Race streets.
  • At the fifth traffic light turn left onto Vine.
  • Cross Sixth and Seventh streets.
  • The Library is between Eighth and Court streets on Vine Street.

More Information

Parking

Parking is available at metered on-street spaces and at several pay garages or surface lots within a short walking distance of the Library. The closest city garage is the Garfield Garage located on the south side of Ninth Street between Vine and Race streets.

Drop-Off Lane

A covered drop-off lane is located on the north side of Ninth Street in front of the North Building.

Taking the Bus or Streetcar

Several Metro bus routes stop right in front of the Main Library, while other routes have stops within a few blocks. For information on bus routes and times, call MetroCenter, 513-621-4455 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or visit the Metro website. For information on TANK (Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky), call 513-331-8265. A Cincinnati Bell Connector stop is available Eighth and Ninth Street on Walnut Street.

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