Main Library

Location Details

96 S. Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
614-645-2275

Hours

Mon-Thur: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Nearby Locations

Martin Luther King
Northside
Parsons

Other Locations

Angela O'Neal: Local History, Genealogy and Digital Collections

Jay Kegley: Reference and Adult Collections

Martha Lund: Childrens

Margie Robertson: Information Line (614-645-2275)

Rick Catrone: Circulation

 

Main Library is home to an extensive genealogy collection, business and technology classes, fun programming for kids, not to mention a fabulous collection of books and resources. You can also see spectacular art from renowned artists Aminah Robinson and Todd Slaughter and visit year-round art exhibits featuring local artists.

 

Stop by and see what we have to offer.

Upcoming Events
Saturday November 1, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12-17 years, Adult

Newspapers are an important resource for family history research and can reveal much about our ancestors’ lives and the communities in which they lived. Find out where to find newspapers online.
(seating is limited, please register for this free program.)

Saturday November 1, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult

Low level adult reading class. Please call Columbus Literacy Council at 614-282-7661 to register.

Saturday November 1, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2-6 years

Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages

Saturday November 1, 2014
3:00 PM - 3:35 PM
Adult

Your child needs basic skills to be ready for kindergarten.
Our book-based learning activities for you and your child can help.
Ask us about these featured books and lessons!

Monday November 3, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Adult

Learn basic computer skills including how to use a mouse, keyboard, printing, file management and more. Registration is required. This class is part one of a three-class series on learning to use the internet.

Monday November 3, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult

Free Adult Basic Literacy (ABL) and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation Class. Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus City Schools Adult Education Department at 614-365-5245 ext. 260 or 237.

Meeting Rooms

Homework Help Center
Monday through Thursday:
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday:
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Open during the school year.
Job Help Center
Monday through Friday:
12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday:
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Main Library Parking

Parking is available in the attached garage on Library Park North.

Pricing:

  • 0-1 hour: FREE
  • 1-2 hours: $0.50
  • 2-3 hours: $1
  • 3-4 hours: $2
  • 4-5 hours: $3
  • 5-6 hours: $4
  • 6-7 hours: $5
  • 7-8 hours: $6
  • 8+ hours: $10.
  • Lost tickets will be charged the maximum daily rate ($10).

Garage Hours:

Garage opens 30 minutes before and closes 30 minutes after library hours.