The St. Matthews Eline Branch is the busiest branch in the Louisville Free Public Library system. The catalog and database collection of the library can be accessed via the internet at All books and materials can be returned by utilizing the book drop boxes located in the library parking lot.

Some of the regularly scheduled programs offered by the St. Matthews Eline Branch are children’s weekly story time for toddlers and preschoolers,– call for details.

Regular adult events include a monthly book discussion, garden series, retiree programming and computer classes and other various adult programs.

The St. Matthews Eline Library is located in the east end of the St. Matthews City Hall at 3940 Grandview Avenue, between Breckenridge and Browns Lanes.

For additional information about programs, volunteer opportunities, the Friends of the Library group or to request materials, please call 502-574-1771 to speak to a member of the St. Matthews Eline library staff.

Hours of Operation:
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is OPEN on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The library is closed on holidays.

Citizen Organization ‘Friends of the Library’

The Friends of the St. Matthews Eline Library was established in 1987 as a voluntary, non-profit organization, and is made up of citizens who are interested in promoting the welfare and growth of their library, in enriching it’s resources, and in making it’s services better known to the community.

The Friends of the Library group does not provide guidance in running the library system. Instead, it’s focus is at the community level. Through gifts, programs and publications, the Friends of the Library’s purpose is to stimulate awareness and use of the library, and to enhance library programs, materials, and services.

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Adult Programs

Origins of Louisville’s
Legendary Originals
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 6:00 p.m.
Steve Wiser will provide the
fascinating origins of Louisville’s
world-famous legends.

English Conversation Club
Thursdays, starting Sept. 21
2:30 p.m.
For non-native speakers to
practice English in a relaxed,
informal setting with others.

What If Louisville: How “Lost”
and “Unbuilt” Projects Might
Make Louisville Great Again

Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:00 p.m.
Steve Wiser will consider how
Louisville might be if its “lost” or
“unbuilt” projects existed today.

Heroin Hurts Louisville:
What We Can Do
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:00 p.m.
Learn how opiod addiction
develops and how we can
help prevent it.