Hyde Park Temporary Space Is Closing Ahead of the Renovated Branch’s Reopening

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library 

Hyde Park’s renovated branch library is getting closer to reopening!

On March 23 at 6 p.m., the temporary location at Hyde Park Plaza, 3764 Paxton Ave. will close. Starting March 15, all books and items placed on hold will be delivered to the Oakley Branch Library, opens a new window for pickup. 

After that time, Library staff will prepare the renovated branch library, 2747 Erie Ave., for a reopening later this April. The Library will share the branch's reopening date as soon as it's available.

Library staff are available to answer your questions via call, chat, or email or in person at any library location.

Your Updated Hyde Park Branch Library 

The Hyde Park Branch Library's Accessible Capital Improvement Project is on track to be completed this spring with many exciting updates and features for you to enjoy. 

The project will bring major accessibility and layout improvements to the popular branch, last updated more than 50 years ago. Both building entrances are now flat, without steps. A brand-new, large elevator will help serve customers with mobility challenges.

Other features coming to the branch library, requested by customers, include: 

  • Updated flooring, paint, and furniture 
  • Improved and expanded meeting room 
  • Expanded rear parking lot 
  • Updated children’s area 
  • Fully-accessible restrooms 
  • Unique, built-in aquarium 
  • Increased natural light inside the branch

The Hyde Park Branch Library renovation is guided by CHPL’s Facility Master Plan, which outlines improvements to your 41 library locations with input from more than 3,000 community members. The 10-year investment in improving library locations across Cincinnati and Hamilton County focuses on welcoming, accessible spaces so customers can connect with others, access resources, and have fun.

What are you most excited about inside the renovated Hyde Park Branch Library? Let us know in the comments below!