Veterans History Project

Video Interviews

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.

Digital Library

Photos and Scrapbooks

The Library's collection is one of the nation’s oldest and largest. To provide greater access to our rare print materials, especially those of local significance, please visit our Digital Library, opens a new window.

Honoring Our Veterans

Downtown Main Library

The Veterans’ Memorial display case, located in the Atrium of the Downtown Main Library, recognizes the sacrifice and contribution of local veterans and showcases our collection of veterans’ memorabilia. You can also explore artifacts and ephemera from the U.S.S. Cincinnati.

Latest Blog Posts

Reflecting on Memorial Day: The Veterans History Project

As we honor the fallen throughout history, take a moment to reflect with local veterans of the Library's Veterans History Project.

Hidden Gem: The Library’s USS Cincinnati exhibit

Hidden Gem: The Library’s USS Cincinnati exhibit

Library's Veterans Day Event features vet Robert Hamilton

In preparation for our 65th Annual Veterans Day event at the Downtown Main Library, we're getting to know keynote speaker Bob Hamilton.


Genealogy and Local History Department staff offers specialized reference assistance to all customers, from children and beginning genealogists to professional researchers and scholars. The department presents monthly tours, co-sponsors programs with the Hamilton County Genealogical Society, and will develop programs tailored to the needs of any size class or group, including family reunions. To schedule a program, contact the department in person, by phone, or email.

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