Who We Are · The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County


The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is one of the premier public library systems in the United States. For more than 150 years, it has been an essential public resource contributing to millions of personal success stories and to the success of our community. Our legacy of innovative programs, embracing technology and reaching beyond our walls to serve our community has been a glowing example of excellence, admired by other communities across the nation. With demand for the Library’s services higher than any time in 150 years, it’s clear that our Library is more valuable and relevant to the children, teens, and families of Greater Cincinnati than ever before.


In 2018, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County:

  • Loaned 19,953,082 items
  • Welcomed 438,558 people to events and programs
  • Drew 5,552,424 visits to locations across the county
  • Provided 3,114,423 computer and Wi-Fi sessions
  • Had 63,072 check-ins in the Summer Adventure Program