Cincinnati has a great downtown library. While it is much larger than many other branches, they have a great collection of books, periodicals, research material, etc. I love walking to the library on my lunch hour to find some new and interesting books. There is a small enclosed garden that is part of the library, and it is a wonderful place to sit and read in the summer. There are also chairs that face large windows to the garden which are nice, too. I haven't had any problems reserving a book or checking things out. They are very helpful!