About the Library

About the Library

The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library 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 Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library.

Learn more about her work at CHPL via the Paula Shorts video series.

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 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 Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library and the University of Cincinnati Libraries.

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