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St. Matthews Eline Library

The St. Matthews Eline Branch is one of the busiest branches 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.

On May 9, 2019, the City of St. Matthews re-opened a renovated and expanded St. Matthews Library. A new entrance with glass façade fills the space with an abundance of natural light, and services are on one level for easy access for all members of the community.  The updated library was even recognized with the 2019 AIA Kentucky Honor Award, the highest honor given by the Kentucky Society of Architects.

The now 19,000-square-foot facility houses more than 70,000 books and features a large meeting room with seating for 100, a small conference room, a space for teens, an outdoor children’s area, and new technology—including self-checkout stations.



Some of the regularly scheduled programs offered by the St. Matthews Eline Branch are Family Story Time on Wednesday and Thursday at 10:15.  To limit numbers please choose only one date as it is the same story during the week.



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

The St. Matthews Eline Library is located 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 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The library is closed on holidays.

Please visit the Louisville Free Public Library for more information and updated programs.

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.

For more information about the Friends of the Library click here.


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