Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Welcome to the Cincinnati History Library and Archives,
formerly the Cincinnati Historical Society Library.

The Library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the Greater Cincinnati area since 1831. We collect books, pamphlets, maps, photos, manuscripts, films and sound recordings. More info

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Cincinnati History Library and Archives
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Phone: 513-287-7030

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Photographs not to be reproduced without written authorization.


The Library will reopen on Monday, July 15, 2019.

Library hours will be:

Monday-Friday 12 Noon to 5 PM

Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM

Closed Sundays and holidays


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