Adult Education

Learn something new, free with your library card. Explore a new language, become an expert knitter or build skills to change your career, and more.

Meet with Library staff to achieve your goals by visiting the Adult Learning Center at the Downtown Main Library or making an appointment online, in-person, or over the phone:

Featured Resources

Adult Education Events


Adult Learning Center: Make an Appointment

Meet with one of our expert librarians to achieve your goals. We'll help you find the answers and unlock your potential.

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Find a Career in Top Industries During In-Demand Jobs Week

Connect with employers in Ohio's in-demand industries on May 8 at the Forest Park Branch Library.

Plan Your Summer Vacation at this Month's Lunch & Learn

Learn how to make your next trip, big or small, unforgettable with CHPL’s collection of guidebooks, passport services, and Discovery Passes.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • To locate your holds, log in to your account using the "Log In / My CHPL" link in the top right corner of the page.

    Once you are logged in, click on your name in the top right corner of the page. Then, in the dropdown bar under your name click "On Hold" under the "My Borrowing" category. This brings up your holds list.

    To place a hold, use our search to find a book or material you would like to check out. Then, click the green "Place a Hold" button.

  • Learn how to borrow a book or other physical material from the Library during COVID-19.
    1. Log in to the Library's website, then search our catalog to find the book or other physical materials you would like to borrow.
    2. Click the green "Place a Hold" button next to the item.
    3. Select one of our open locations where you want to pick up your book.
    4. You'll receive an email when your book or material is available for pickup. Read about Library safety during COVID-19.
    5. Visit the branch you selected to pick up your holds at, and check them out.
  • Use our curbside service to get the fast, friendly Library service you know and love without ever leaving your car. To take advantage of this service, call your local branch and our staff can arrange for materials to be checked out and delivered to you at a curbside location outside the Library building.

    For more information about available curbside service locations during COVID-19, please visit our Library Restart page.



You Got the Job! Prep for Your First Day Using the Library

Impress at your new job using the free printing, WiFi, learning, and meeting services at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library.

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