Learn about the Library's services below. Have a question for us? Get prompt and accurate answers to your questions from our experienced staff.
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Using the Library
Get a Library Card
Fill out our online form or visit us to get your free library card.
In-Person Services During COVID-19
Learn about our in-building service, drive-through service, and curbside service.
Reserve one of the stations at the Main Library's MakerSpace or use one of our Mini MakerSpaces at select branch libraries.
Access your account information from our app, free for your smartphone or mobile device.
Reserve a computer in any of our 41 Library locations.
Get free passes to arts, cultural, and recreational attractions throughout Hamilton County.
Fax and Print
The Library offers free printing and faxing at our locations.
In an effort to combat childhood hunger, the Library offers free meals at several branch libraries.
As an added convenience for our customers, holds lockers are available at the Clifton and Oakley branch libraries.
index. for Young Professionals
Make new friends, explore behind the scenes at the Library, and see how the Library can help your everyday life, including your professional one.
Library cardholders may borrow one laptop at a time for up to two hours of use inside select Library locations.
Meeting and Study Rooms
Learn more about reserving one of our meeting or study rooms.
Information about classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), career preparation assistance, support services, and resources in Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, and Nepali.
Learn how the Library serves customers with special needs, customers who may have difficulty using the Library through traditional means, and educators.
Apply for a United States passport at the Library.
Browse local, regional, & online resources curated by CHPL and have your questions about LGBTQIA+ library and community resources answered by the Library's staff.
Services for the Blind and Physically Disabled
Learn more about local and state resources available in our area.
Special Needs (Link coming soon)
Learn about programs, materials, and services for people with disabilities and those unable to take advantage of traditional Library services.
The Library provides resources and services that can help answer tax-related questions.
Library cardholders may borrow an astronomical telescope.
Voter registration forms and Vote by Mail applications are available year-round at all branch libraries and the Main Library Circulation Services department.
Free Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi enabled printing are available at all of our branches and the Main Library.
The Library is committed to providing resources and services to our community’s lifelong learners.
Genealogy and Local History
The Genealogy and Local History Department provides research-level resources and services in the following areas: local history and culture, river history, genealogy, and African American history.
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
The Library offers current newspapers, research databases to access historical newspapers, and Newsdex, an index to local newspaper articles created and maintained by Library staff.
Our staffed resource center provides information and programs to help non-profit organizations identify and pursue funding opportunities.
The Library is committed to providing more than 200 online and Library-based research databases to locate information on a broad range of subjects from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and books.
SearchOhio and Ohiolink
Can't find something in our collection? Looking for an item but all of our copies are checked out? Through SearchOhio and OhioLINK you can borrow material from the collections of more than 140 Ohio public and academic libraries.
If you are starting a business or want to learn more about how to operate a business, the Library has free resources to help you.
The Library is your trusted source for Hamilton County vaccine news and resources.