The Rubinstein Library at Cincinnati Children's is the place for patients and families to turn for extensive health-related information on developmental and behavioral issues and related children’s health conditions.

We are a free service open to the community. Our goal is to provide access to resources, whether that is medical research delivered to staff, health-related information provided to patients or families, or a storybook for a child.

The library has over 2,000 books with a non-fiction collection covering a wide range of developmental and behavioral disorders, and a children’s literature collection meant to entertain and educate. The library also has a small collection of educational aids meant to develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, large and fine motor skills, and social skills.

Our Services

For Patients

  • Access and lending of our Library Collection
  • Onsite access to online resources
  • Library programs and activities for patients and families

For Staff

  • Access and lending of our Library Collection and the ability to request items via Interlibrary Loan
  • Onsite access to online resources and medical journals offered by our partnerships with the Edward L. Pratt Research Library and the University of Cincinnati Libraries
  • Medical research preparation by degreed librarians

The Rubinstein Library is funded through the charitable contributions from the Jack Rubinstein Foundation for Developmental Disorders.

Current Hours

  • Monday and Tuesday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 10 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 9 am - 1 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Appointments can be scheduled in-person or virtually.

For more information, contact the Rubinstein Library librarian, Matthew Cooper, MLIS, at 513-636-4626 or matthew.cooper@cchmc.org.