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April 16, 2024


On the occasion of our 189th anniversary, in which we look at a past celebration, because we cannot invite you for cake. You may have heard,...

March 14, 2024


You might already know this, but books are heavy. Thousands of books in one space-- really, really heavy. Our collection contains about 85,000 volumes. And we’re...

January 24, 2024

Cincinnati and Mercantile Library Poet Laureateship Extended

The Mercantile Library announces the reappointment of Professor Yalie Saweda Kamara as Cincinnati and Mercantile Library Poet Laureate for 2024. During her 2022-’23 Laureateship, Kamara...

January 24, 2024

Celebrating the Launch of BESAYDOO

Cincinnati and Mercantile Library Poet Laureate Yalie Saweda Kamara celebrated the launch of her award-winning highly acclaimed, debut full-length poetry collection BESAYDOO, at the Contemporary...

January 05, 2024

The Mini-Merc Opens

2024 is off to an incredibly exciting start for your Mercantile Librarians. 2023 ended with our packing up our desks, artwork, office supplies, and books in...

January 04, 2024


MERCANTILE LIBRARY ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY MOVE TO NEW SPACE AS PART OF HISTORIC EXPANSION PROJECT The Mercantile Library is temporarily relocating its staff and some books to...

December 18, 2023

Connecting the Dots: Community Partners

We didn’t have to look far to find spaces for the Mini-Merc and some of our events. As a matter of fact, less than a...

November 08, 2022

The Tale of an Art-Carved Library Table

There’s a new piece of furniture in the Reading Room, an ornately carved library table with a motif of acanthus leaves, that’s right at home...

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