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News and Announcements

    updated 6/17/2022

    Library Locations Closed on July 4

    All library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4. We'll see you at the parade!


    Main Library Reopening Timeline

    We have exciting details to share about our plans for moving back into the expanded Main Library. Click here to learn more.


    A New Way to Find Your Holds

    Library holds are now shelved under the first 4 letters of your last name followed by the last 4 digits of your library card number. This change provides greater privacy (and our new hold labels will be more environmentally friendly and less sticky than the old ones). If you are picking up a hold for someone else, including a family member, we ask that you have their library card number with you in order to check the item out. (Our self-check stations allow you to type in library card numbers, and you can also use an app like Key Ring or Mobile Pocket to store card numbers and barcodes for easy access.)


    Using the Library in Person

    Hours for the Merchants’ Square Main Library

    Monday–Thursday 9am–8pm

    Friday 9am–6pm

    Saturday 9am–5pm

    Sunday 1pm–5pm

    Hours for the Joyce Winner West Branch

    Monday–Thursday 10am–8pm

    Friday 10am–5pm

    Saturday 12pm–5pm

    Hours for the Digital Media Lab

    Monday–Thursday 12pm–8pm

    Friday 12pm–6pm

    Saturday 12pm–5pm

    Face masks are welcome but not required. Please do not visit the library if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

    Computer workstations, printing, scanning, and photocopying are available at the Merchants' Square Main Library.

    To make a reservation to use the Whisper Room recording booth at the Digital Media Lab, click here.

    Use our Calendar to find out about the programs and activities we’re offering.

    In-person hours and services may be adjusted if Hamilton County's COVID advisory level changes. 

    Using the Library from Your Car

    Curbside Holds Pickup

    Find out how to use curbside holds pickup here.

    Curbside Holds Pickup Hours at the Merchants’ Square Main Library (as of April 1, 2022)

    Monday–Thursday 9am–6pm

    Friday 9am–5:30pm

    Saturday 9am–4:30pm

    Sunday 1pm–4:30pm

    Curbside Holds Pickup Hours at the Joyce Winner West Branch

    Monday–Thursday 10am–8pm

    Friday 10am–5pm

    Saturday 12pm–5pm

    Returning Items

    Outside returns slots at the Merchants’ Square Main Library (near the west entrance) and at the West Branch are open to accept returned books, movies, and other checked-out items.

    Express Bundles

    Fill out our online Express Bundles form, and we’ll select 5–10 titles for you to pick up through our curbside holds pickup service.

    3D Printing

    Send over 3D printing projects and pick them up at the Digital Media Lab when they’re ready. Here’s how. 

    Using the Library from Home

    Getting a Library Card

    Apply for a new library card with our online form.

    Need to renew your existing library card? Please visit the library with a current ID so we can confirm that your account information is correct. If you need assistance, call us at 317.814.3936.

    Download and Stream

    Enjoy ebooks, digital audiobooks and magazines, streaming movies and music, and more. Get started here.

    Virtual Programs and Events

    Use our Calendar to find out about the virtual programs we’re offering.

    Free Homework Help's online homework help, including assistance with resumes and cover letters as well as test preparation, is available for all ages 7 days a week from 3pm–11pm. Access this service with your CCPL card.

    Get Help from Library Staff

    Questions about library cards, checkouts, and holds – 317.814.3936

    Other questions – 317.814.3900

    Joyce Winner West Branch – 317.814.3965

    Digital Media Lab – 317.810.1024

    Chat with a librarian 

    Main Library Expansion and Renovation 

    Visit our Main Library Project page to learn about the two-year construction project bringing big changes to our Main Library at 425 E Main Street.

    CCPL's Coronavirus Response 

    Learn about the steps the library is taking to help keep patrons and staff safe.