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THE CONVERGENCE OF CURIOSITY AND
KNOWLEDGE
THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY

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THE LITERARY CENTER OF THE REGION

On April 18th, 1835, forty-five merchants and clerks from boomtown Cincinnati came together to create the Young Men’s Mercantile Library Association. To fulfill its initial mission, the Library maintains and expands its historic collection of books while presenting an expansive schedule of events. Full of visits by authors and writers, book discussions, workshops, and forums there’s something on the schedule for all bibliophiles. Additionally, the Library is home to a diverse collection of artworks including portrait busts, paintings, and the sketchbooks of Cincinnati-trained artist Elizabeth Nourse.

UPCOMING EVENTS

1835 LECTURE

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HEARTH AND HOME

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H.B. STOWE LEXTURE

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MODERN NOVEL LECTURE

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2035 LECTURE

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NIEHOFF LECTURE XXVI

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Membership

MEMBERSHIP
LEVELS

 

DIGITAL

$35/Annually

Our Digital Membership offers unlimited access to our new digital lecture and discussion series and a reduced rate for our programs.

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INDIVIDUAL

$55/Annually

Individual membership offers borrowing privileges and the use of the reading room. Upgrade to the Household Membership ($90) to extend benefits to your household.

  • Reduced ticket price for programs
  • Quarterly newsletter and book list
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PATRON/SUSTAINING

$125-$250/Annually

The Patron and Sustaining memberships offer the benefits of Household memberships as well as escalating perks.

  • Patron – One guest ticket to a library program
  • Sustaining – A preview of the upcoming season
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PREMIUM

$500/$1000/$1500/Annually

Our premium membership offerings are the Thackerary Society Membership, the Melville Circle Membership, and the Benefactor Membership.

  • Thackery Society – Library supporters Spring brunch
  • Melville Circle – Library publication signed by author
  • Benefactor – Rental waiver for one event
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Community

CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY 

Interest Groups

INTEREST
GROUPS

The Library is home to a growing list of reading and discussion groups organized by members to address various interests. Groups usually meet in the twelfth floor lecture hall. Because they are based on conversation and active participation, enrollment in groups may be limited. Reservations are required. Groups form throughout the year. Check back regularly for information on new groups. A current selection of interest groups offered by the library currently, include: ‘The “American Mayor” Discussion Group’, ‘Tales of Genius’, ‘Canon Club: Act II’, ‘Walnut Street Poetry Society’, and ‘First Wednesday Book Discussion Group’. For more information on each specific group including overviews, meeting times and more, please visit our Interest Groups page.

 

Search Our Collection

SEARCH OUR
COLLECTION

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Contact
CONTACT

Contact Information

Please get in touch with us for additional information about The Mercantile Library.
If you’re interested in joining our institution, please visit our membership section.

Email address: ml@mercantilelibrary.com
Phone: 513 888 8888
Fax: 513 999 9999

 

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