15 Bellevoir Cir.
Louisville, KY 40223
Mon: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tue: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wed: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thu: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Accessible parking is available in the parking lot on the side of the building.
The Northeast Regional Library, located on Bellevoir Circle off Ormsby Station Road near the Northeast YMCA, is a 40,000 square foot facility that opened on June 24, 2019. Similar in size and scope to the Southwest and South Central Regional libraries, Northeast is the final of three regional libraries included in the Louisville Free Public Library’s Master Facilities Plan and will greatly enhance service for more than 170,000 people in eastern Jefferson County.
- Approximately 40,000 square feet of dynamic space
- Sustainable, eco-friendly, cost-efficient design
- 120,000 books and other materials
- Public meeting rooms and maker spaces
- Innovative hands-on “maker-space” with an audio/visual lab and a demonstration kitchen
- Dedicated children's area
- Dedicated space for teens
- Public computers with wireless access
- Services for senior citizens
The total price tag for construction, books, computers and furnishings is estimated at $17.8 million, with $14 million combined from the state and capital funds allocated by Mayor Fischer and approved by the Metro Council, and the additional $3.8 million raised from private donations to the Library Foundation.
About the historic Ormsby House
Bellevoir - as it was called by its builder - was constructed around 1867. The Italianate-style home was built by Hamilton Ormsby, a member of a prominent family in Jefferson County and namesake of nearby Ormbsy Station Road. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
In 1912, the property was used as a children's home, called the Parental Home and School. It later merged with the Louisville Industrial School of Reform and was known as the Louisville and Jefferson County Children's Home. When the school moved to the old Ormsby family farm, the home became Ormsby Village, serving dependent and delinquent children. The home was changed to the Ormsby Village Treatment Center in 1968, serving only delinquent children. It was closed in 1979.
During the 1980s, Jefferson County government used the home for office and meeting space. Today, there are plans to restore the historic Ormsby House for use by the Library as a research center and event space.
Built with advanced “green” technologies and eco-friendly architectural design, the Northeast Regional Library was awarded LEED Gold-certification in June 2020. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an internationally recognized green building certification system providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built sustainably and with low environmental impact in mind. The Library’s green features include geothermal heating and cooling, daylight harvesting interior LED lighting, environmentally-friendly building materials, and energy efficient windows and fixtures.