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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 on Vine Street.
  • The Library is between Eighth and Court onto 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 bus station.
  • Gilbert empties into Eighth Street at Broadway.
  • Continue straight ahead across Broadway, Sycamore, Main to Walnut Street.
  • The Library is between Walnut and Vine on Eighth Street.

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

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

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

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

From the south via I-75

  • Exit I-75 at the 5th Street exit.
  • Follow signs to Vine Street exit, first exit on right.
  • Exit, stay on Vine Street to Eighth Street.
  • The Library is between Eighth and Court on Vine Street.

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

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

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

Several Metro bus routes stop right in front of the Main Library, while other routes have stops within a few blocks. For detailed information on bus routes and times, call MetroCenter, 621-4455 (621-7278 TDD) 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays (Closed Sundays and major holidays), or visit the Metro website.

For information on TANK (Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky), call 331-8265.