Browse Hundreds of School Yearbooks and Get Your School’s Memories Online

Written by Joe Wessels, Content Specialist, Communications, Downtown Main Library

Much like the teased-straight-up, rock star-permed hair you had in your 1992 yearbook senior photo, the Library’s digital collection of yearbooks, opens a new window isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

And much like those hairdos: the bigger, the better. The Library has nearly 1,200 local and regional yearbooks digitally preserved using high-resolution scanners, opens a new window – available for you to browse anytime on the Digital Library, opens a new window.

Try searching the collection using names, your school, graduation year, or even mascots to find yourself, classmates, family members, and, yes, even that one English teacher who gave you a detention.

Relive the “Glory Days” at CHPL’s Special Exhibit

The Cincinnati Room of the Downtown Main Library is displaying a Glory Days exhibit, featuring select high school yearbooks and other memorabilia from local high schools in the Library’s collection. This in-person exhibit runs through September 16.

If you can’t make it to the exhibit in person, visit our website to explore the digital exhibit, opens a new window featuring photos of sports teams, school dances, student clubs, and more.

Donate Your Yearbooks to Be Preserved and Shared

Our collection was created exclusively through donations and isn‘t complete. Here's a list of yearbooks we need for our collection, opens a new window.

If you’d like to make a donation to the Library’s collection, please complete the form below or call 513-369-6945.

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Where did you go to school? Explore the Digital Library, opens a new window to find photos and memories of high school and share them in the comments below!