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Lloyd Library and Museum
Houses more than 200,000 volumes, the collection in this library focuses on botany, pharmacy, alternative medicines, and horticulture. Open to the public, but material's do not circulate.
(513) 721-3707
M-F 8:30-4; 3rd Sat (Sept-May) 9-4
917 Plus Street
Main Library – Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton Cty.
The Main Library is part of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, a county-wide system also including 40 branch libraries, making it one of the largest and busiest in the U.S. Open daily, it spans two city blocks and is a downtown hub serving on average 25.000 people each week. Its dynamic new service model emphasizes convenience and increased access to technology through the TechCenter, Popular Library, Information & Reference, and top-ranked Genealogy & Local History departments.
(513) 369-6900
M-W 9-9; Th-Sat 9-6; Sun 1-5
800 Vine Street
Mercantile Library
Mercantile Library
Dating from 1835, the city's oldest library houses a historic, constantly renewed collection of books and art in its landmark Reading Room. The city's literary center produces author events, discussions, forums  and concerts throughout the year, attracting diverse audiences untied by interest in books and reading.
(513) 621-0717
M-F 9-5:30; Sat 10-3
414 Walnut Street