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In-Person Service During COVID-19
Learn about our limited in-building service, drive-through service, and curbside service hours and locations.
Reserve one of the stations at the Main Library's MakerSpace or use one of our Mini MakerSpaces at select branches.
Voter registration forms and Vote by Mail applications are available year-round at all branch libraries and the Main Library Circulation Services Department.
Learn more about reserving one of our meeting rooms.
The Discovery Pass provides Library cardholders with free passes to arts, cultural, and recreational attractions throughout Hamilton County.
The Library is helping Hamilton County residents stay connected through free-standing laptop-dispensing kiosks in the Main Library’s TechCenter and Atrium and the North Central, Price Hill, Pleasant Ridge, and Walnut Hills branch locations.
As an added convenience for our customers, holds lockers are available at the Clifton Branch and at the Oakley Branch.
The Library offers free faxing at all our locations.
Summer Meals and After School Meal Service
In an effort to combat childhood hunger, the Library is partnering with Children’s Health Alliance to bring after school meal service to selected branch libraries
Services for the Blind and Physically Disabled
Local and state resources are available.
Use our online form to reserve a computer in the Main Library or at one of our branches.
Apply for a United States passport at the Library.
Tax Assistance (Link coming soon)
The Library provides resources and services that can help answer tax-related questions.
Free Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi enabled printing are available at all of our branches and the Main Library.
Learn how the Library serves customers who have special needs or may have difficulty using the library through traditional means. The department also plays an important role in serving educators.
index. for Young Professionals
Make new friends, explore behind the scenes at the Library, and see how the Library can help you in your everyday life, as well as your professional one.
Special Needs (Link coming soon)
Learn about programs, materials, and services for people with disabilities and those unable to take advantage of traditional Library services.
The Library is committed to providing more than 200 online and Library-based research databases to locate information on a broad range of subjects from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and books.
Genealogy and Local History
The Genealogy and Local History Department provides research level resources and services in the following areas: local history and culture, river history, genealogy, and African American history.
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
The Library offers current newspapers, research databases to access historical newspapers, and Newsdex, an index to local newspaper articles created and maintained by Library staff.
The Library is committed to providing resources and services to our community’s life-long learners.
SearchOhio and Ohiolink
Can't find something in our collection? Looking for an item but all of our copies are checked out? Through SearchOhio and OhioLINK you can borrow material from the collections of more than 140 Ohio public and academic libraries.
Grants Resource Center
Our staffed resource center provides information and programs to help non-profit organizations identify and pursue funding opportunities.
If you are starting a business or want to learn more about how to operate a business, the Library has free resources to help you.