Highlands-Shelby Park Library

1250 Bardstown Rd., Suite 4, Louisville, Kentucky 40204 | (502) 574-1672

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Highlands-Shelby Park Library

Located in the heart of the Highlands inside the Mid-City Mall, the Highlands-Shelby Park Library serves the Highlands and Shelby Park neighborhoods.  Highlands-Shelby Park Library has a public meeting room that can accommodate a maximum of 50 people. (more...)


The library is on the first floor and is accessible by wheelchair. There are accessible parking spots marked in both the Baxter Ave. and Bardstown Rd. parking lots. Both entrance doors of the Mall can be pushed to open automatically.

There are 2 public computers marked as priority for those in wheel chairs or those using any type of walking aide device.



From the South - On Bardstown Road, after crossing Eastern Parkway, turn left at the second traffic light and you will be in the parking lot of the Mall.

From the North - If you are going south (away from downtown) on Bardstown Road, after crossing Grinstead Drive, turn right at the next traffic light into the parking lot entrance to the Mid-City Mall.



Library services to the Highlands and Shelby Park neighborhoods date back more than 100 years, with two original libraries located separately in elegant Carnegie buildings. The collections were merged and moved to the Mid-City Mall in 1994, creating Highlands-Shelby Park Library.

The Library serves the numerous neighborhoods that make up the southeast urban core, including Germantown, Camp Taylor, Cherokee Triangle, Tyler Park, Schnitzelburg, Paristown, Smoketown and Phoenix Hill creating a diverse and eclectic community.

In 2001 a separate teen room, the Outpost, was added to provide programs and services for middle and high school patrons. The Library partners with the many active community organizations in the area for a variety of programming and activities.

The Highlands Shelby Park Library continues to provide the excellent service of its two predecessors while also offering the convenience of mall shopping and abundant parking.

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Last Updated: 10/27/2021