• 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

    Upcoming Events
    Wednesday May 24
    • eReaders and eBooks
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to access thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and videos free with your library card. Registration is required.
    • GED Classes
    • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Parents, your child needs early literacy skills to be ready for kindergarten. Learn how you can use books, songs, and fun activities to teach your preschooler! Ages 3-6 years
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school". Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in Sunday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
    • YouMedia
    • 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help!
    • After School Snack
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by the Homework Help Center for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school". Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    Thursday May 25
    • Grants for Individuals
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use online resources to help you understand the grant process for individuals. Registration is required.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school". Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in Sunday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
    • YouMedia
    • 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help!
    • After School Snack
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by the Homework Help Center for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18.
    Friday May 26
    • After School Snack
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by the Homework Help Center for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18.
    Saturday May 27
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    Monday May 29
    • After School Snack
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by the Homework Help Center for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18.
    • Games for Masterminds
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Are you a mastermind? How many steps does it take for you to defeat your opponent? Test your logic, deductive reasoning, and higher order thinking skills. Ages 12 - 17
    Tuesday May 30
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • After School Snack
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by the Homework Help Center for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18.
    • Games for Masterminds
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Are you a mastermind? How many steps does it take for you to defeat your opponent? Test your logic, deductive reasoning, and higher order thinking skills. Ages 12 - 17
    Wednesday May 31
    • GED Classes
    • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Parents, your child needs early literacy skills to be ready for kindergarten. Learn how you can use books, songs, and fun activities to teach your preschooler! Ages 3-6 years
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school". Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • After School Snack
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by the Homework Help Center for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school". Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    Thursday Jun 1
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school". Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • After School Snack
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by the Homework Help Center for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18.
    Friday Jun 2
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • After School Snack
    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by the Homework Help Center for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18.
    Saturday Jun 3
    • Genealogy Cafe
    • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join the Local History and Genealogy staff for and informal question and answer session on genealogy. Bring a cup of coffee and any questions you may have on your family history.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Sunday Jun 4
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Monday Jun 5
    • Introduction to Computers
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn basic computer skills including how to use a mouse and keyboard, and how to manage files.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Tuesday Jun 6
    • Introduction to Microsoft Word
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to create, edit, save and print a document in Microsoft Word 2013. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard are required.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Wednesday Jun 7
    • Introduction to the Internet
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn the basics of how to get online and navigate the Internet. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard are required.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Thursday Jun 8
    • Introduction to Microsoft Excel
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet, enter data and use simple formulas using Microsoft Excel 2013. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard are required. Registration is required. Please call 614-645-2275.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Friday Jun 9
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Saturday Jun 10
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Sunday Jun 11
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Monday Jun 12
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Grants for Nonprofits
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn about library resources to develop or sustain a nonprofit organization such as the Foundation Center and its databases, as well as enhance your understanding of the nonprofit environment.
    Tuesday Jun 13
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Starting a Small Business
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use the library's print and electronic resources to write your business plan, research a company or industry, and target your market.
    Wednesday Jun 14
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Grants for Individuals
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use library resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors.
    Thursday Jun 15
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Online Job Hunting
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn the basics of looking for a job online including online classified sites, job search sites, company sites and staying safe from scams. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard are required.
    Friday Jun 16
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Saturday Jun 17
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Sunday Jun 18
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Carnegie Author Series featuring Dan Chaon
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join us for a new series that brings engaging national authors to Main Library. Free and open to all. Guests must register at www.columbuslibrary.org/special-events
    Monday Jun 19
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Introduction to Computers
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn basic computer skills including how to use a mouse and keyboard, and how to manage files.
    Tuesday Jun 20
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Introduction to Microsoft Word
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to create, edit, save and print a document in Microsoft Word 2013. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard are required.
    Wednesday Jun 21
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Introduction to Microsoft Excel
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet, enter data and use simple formulas using Microsoft Excel 2013. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard are required. Registration is required. Please call 614-645-2275.

    Meeting Rooms

    Homework Help
    Monday through Thursday:
    3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Friday:
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Open during the school year.
    Reading Buddies
    Tuesday:
    4 - 5 p.m.
    Wednesday:
    5 - 6 p.m.
    Saturday:
    3 - 4 p.m.