The History of CHPL

View high-resolution digital photos, interviews of former library staff, original documentation, and more capturing the legacy of the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library.

Landscapes and Layers

Learn about the landscapes we inhabit and peel back the layers of history using the rare and detailed maps housed in the CHPL collection.

The Library's Photo Collections

View examples of photographic formats, the history of Cincinnati and its surrounding rivers, the Cincinnati Enquirer Archive, and an interactive history map tour in a historical story through the intersection of time, place, and medium.

Digital Library

Explore over 80 curated collections and thousands of rare photos and print materials, especially those of local significance.

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