Bon Air Branch

Bon Air 2816 Del Rio Place
Louisville, Kentucky 40220

(502) 574-1795

The Bon Air Library serves the neighborhoods of Bon Air, Highgate Springs, and Buechel, and is a resource library for the eastern and central parts of Jefferson County.  In addition to offering the full array of services and resources offered at all libraries, the Bon Air Library features a large public meeting room, accessibility equipment, an exhibit gallery, and a new Teen Center. (more...)

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Directions

The Bon Air Library is located at 2816 Del Rio Place. There are three general approaches to the Bon Air Library: 1) Bardstown Road at Goldsmith Lane, 2) Hikes Lane to Goldsmith Lane, and 3) Taylorsville Road.

1)   Bardstown Road at Goldsmith Lane.  Exiting the Watterson Expressway, follow Bardstown Road South and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the first left onto Goldsmith Lane.  Follow Goldsmith Lane approximately one mile until the street name changes to Del Rio Place. The Library is located one block on the left after this name change.

2)   Hikes Lane to Goldsmith Lane.  Turn onto Goldsmith Lane from Hikes Lane, proceeding north towards the Watterson Expressway.   Follow Goldsmith Lane until the stop sign and turn right onto Del Rio Place. The Library is one block east on the left.

3)   Taylorsville Road.  Turn onto Furman Boulevard just across the east access ramp to the Watterson Expressway on Taylorsville Road. Go one short block to Kings Highway and turn right. Go through two stop signs. Kings Highway ends and Radiance Road begins. Make the first right turn onto Herb Lane from Radiance Road. Follow Herb Lane until it dead ends at Commander Drive and turn left. Del Rio Place is at the next corner; turn right.  The Library is located one block down on the right.

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History

The Bon Air Library opened in 1965 on land presented by the Bon Air Estates.  The building was renovated and doubled in size to 20,000 square feet in 1992-93, expanding its collection to about 100,000 items.  City of Louisville Alderwoman Barbara Gregg provided funding to add an outdoor reading garden on the east side of the building in 1995. The reading garden features a statue by Louisville sculptor Barney Bright donated by the Meadow Heights Women's Club in 1965.  

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Last Updated: 03/21/2014