All library locations will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Our buildings are open with COVID-safe protocols. Or, try our drive-thru and curbside service.


Vaccine Information

Fact-based COVID-19 vaccine distribution information for Cincinnati and Hamilton County. This information is evolving and subject to change.

Questions About the Vaccine

Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
Ohio Department of Health’s call center is staffed 9 a.m.-8 p.m. every day. 

Is there a COVID-19 vaccine?
In the United States, two COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Every study, every phase, and every trial was reviewed by the FDA and a safety board in a transparent, rigorous process. These vaccines, made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, began arriving in Ohio in December 2020.

How can I tell which information about vaccines is true?
The best thing you can do is educate yourself about the vaccines with information from trustworthy sources. Learn how to find credible information in this article from the CDC, and about the benefits of getting vaccinated from Ohio Department of Health.

View More FAQs at Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov.

Vaccine Timeline in Hamilton County

Our county's vaccine rollout will move to Phase 1B beginning the week of Jan. 19. During this phase, the vaccine is available only to specific groups of people based on our county's timeline.

Phase 1B members only: Schedule your vaccination in Hamilton County

U.S. veterans age 75 and older: Schedule your vaccination with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center


Hamilton County: Register for vaccine distribution updates
City of Cincinnati: Register for vaccine distribution updates

More information is available on and Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov.

This page was last updated 1/15/21

Free COVID Testing in Hamilton County

Walk-up nasal swab testing is available through Test and Protect, a partnership beween Hamilton County and The Health Collaborative, among other organizations. Save time by pre-registering online.

Fact-Based Library Resources and Links

Our staff has gathered information about and by health and medical experts to help keep you and your family safe. Resources include websites, books, and eBooks.

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