Closed during renovation

As we prepared for construction on Main Library, we realized that because of budget, safety and scheduling reasons, we’ll need to close Main Library during construction. But we have 21 other locations, with seven branches just five miles from Main Library. Check out the map here.

Local History & Genealogy

Our Local History & Genealogy division is now open in the old Whitehall Branch at 4371 E. Broad St. while Main Library is being renovated. Once the renovation is complete, the division will return to Main Library. In the meantime, you can email our Local History & Genealogy staff at history@columbuslibrary.org.
Full services at Main Library will be back and better than ever once the transformation is complete in August 2016.
Check back to watch our progress.

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CML's Young Minds help kick off the Main Library renovation.
Library and community leaders break down "the wall" and kick off the Main Library renovation.
The fallen wall revealed a banner showing our vision for the transformation of Main Library.
North entrance
Reading room and event space
Atrium view
Branches Near Main Library
An enhanced front plaza will greet customers along Grant Ave.
Project Architects