October 2013

Branches · Clifton

Branch Portrait

351 Ludlow Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Phone 513-369-4447
Fax 513-369-4448

Branch Manager: Jill Beitz
Children’s Librarian: Eric Davis

Hours of Service
Mon, Tue, Thunoon–8 p.m.
Wed, Fri, Sat10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sun1 p.m.–5 p.m.

The Clifton Branch Library will be closed beginning Saturday, May 16 as we move to our new location at 3400 Brookline Ave. The book drop will be available during the closing. All holds will be available at the Corryville Branch Library during the shutdown. The Grand Opening of the new Clifton Branch Library will take place Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m.


The Clifton Branch is at the corner of Ludlow and Ormond, in the heart of the gaslight business district. On street parking is available. The Branch is served by Metro routes 17, 19, and 51.


This modest branch library opened on January 19, 1954, in the former quarters of a barber and beauty shop. A storefront was added in 1962, and the library was remodeled in 1971. In 2003, another expansion and remodeling project was completed. As part of the project, much-needed floor space was added by expanding into the vacant storefront next to the branch and a number of cosmetic improvements were made to the existing facility.

Special Services

The Clifton Branch is an ADA accessible facility and has a book return.

Meeting Room

A meeting room is not available at the Clifton Branch.