Coming Soon, the grand re-opening of the St. Matthews Eline Library. Join Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher and St. Matthews Mayor Rick Tonini on May 9, at 10 a.m. to celebrate, have a tour, and enjoy refreshments.  Click here for details.


N O T I C E 

The St. Matthews Library is undergoing a massive renovation and expansion, funded largely by the City of St. Matthews, with a $1 Million contribution by Louisville Metro. 

The St. Matthews Library will be CLOSED beginning August 25 and stay closed for the remainder of its renovation. For the convenience of Library patrons, starting August 26 the Middletown Library will begin offering Sunday hours (1-5 p.m.) until St. Matthews reopens in spring 2019.

Weekly St. Matthews story times will continue to be held at the St. Matthews Community Center (310 Ten Pin Lane) throughout the closure. Please check the website for schedules. 

St. Matthews Library Storytimes will continue throughout the branch closure at the St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Ln., 40207
Baby : Thursdays, 10:15
Toddler: Wednesdays, 10:15     Thursdays, 11:15
Preschool: Wednesdays, 11:15

All patrons are encouraged to visit the Crescent Hill, Westport, or Middletown branches—or any of the Library’s area locations during construction. 

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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 for the entire family.

Adult Programs

While the St. Matthews Library
is closed for renovation, please
check the website for 
programs being offered at other
library locations.