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About the Library

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About the Library

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has one library card and 41 locations to serve you. Our mission is to connect people with the world of ideas and information.

Paula Brehm-Heeger is the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County.

With a focus on expanding access, community and civic engagement and innovation, Paula is a strong and passionate advocate for public libraries. She oversees our community’s 41 location system that includes 40 branches and a Main Library serving more than 800,000 people.

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Our Facilities Master Plan, completed in 2019, is guiding a multi-year improvement project we call Building the Next Generation Library.

The lab is a partnership to preserve and conserve the collections of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County and the University of Cincinnati Libraries.

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