Coordinated by the Library of Congress (LOC), the Veterans History Project calls for Americans to play a personal role in preserving the nation’s history by collecting first-hand accounts of those who defended the United States during wartime. Online exhibit, opens a new window | YouTube interviews, opens a new window
On September 24, 1848, Charles Fontayne and William S. Porter set up their camera on a rooftop in Newport, Kentucky and panned across the Ohio River capturing on eight separate daguerreotype plates a panorama of the nation's sixth largest city, Cincinnati.
Amelia Valerio Weinberg Memorial Fountain
The fountain is located on the Vine Street plaza in front of the Main Library. Affectionately known as the "book fountain," it was conceived and executed by former Cincinnati sculptor Michael Frasca.
Louise Nevelson Sculpture
When the original Main Library opened to the public in 1874, three beautiful, intricate stained glass windows graced one of the reading rooms in the building. The windows are now on display for the appreciation and enjoyment of our customers and staff.