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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To learn about more programs offered.

Children’s Programs

Summer Reading Begins!
June 3 to August 12
Come get your reading list!
Call 574-1771 to register.

Storytime: Animated! (Ages 2–5)
June 12, July 10 & August 14
Mondays, 10:30–11:00 a.m.
Call 574-1771 for story titles.

Adult Programs

Exploring Louisville’s “Candy
Store” of Historic Architecture
Wednesday, May 17, 6:00 p.m.
Presented by David Ames, retired
University of Delaware professor
and architectural historian.