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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

Chuck Cody: Fiction, Arts and Media

Angela O'Neal: Genealogy, History and Travel

Jay Kegley: Science, Business and News

Martha Lund: Center for Discovery (Children and Teens)

Margie Robertson: InfoLine (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 April 19, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Adult

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

Saturday April 19, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2-6 years, 3-6 years

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

Saturday April 19, 2014
All day
12-17 years, Adult

Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Friends of the Library proudly present:

VISIBLE/INVISIBLE

Creative Women of Color is a collective of African-American women artists whose mission is to educate, encourage, inspire and provide a creative connection with the community for the purpose of advancing the arts.

This show celebrates their diverse expressions of creativity and the common threads they share as artists.

Show Dates

March 13- April 25, 2014

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 13, 6-8 p.m.

Main Library
Carnegie Gallery
2nd Floor
96 S. Grant Ave.

Curated by Stephanie Rond

Sunday April 20, 2014
All day
12-17 years, Adult

Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Friends of the Library proudly present:

VISIBLE/INVISIBLE

Creative Women of Color is a collective of African-American women artists whose mission is to educate, encourage, inspire and provide a creative connection with the community for the purpose of advancing the arts.

This show celebrates their diverse expressions of creativity and the common threads they share as artists.

Show Dates

March 13- April 25, 2014

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 13, 6-8 p.m.

Main Library
Carnegie Gallery
2nd Floor
96 S. Grant Ave.

Curated by Stephanie Rond

Monday April 21, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 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.

Monday April 21, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Birth-18 months

Engage your little one in new ways! Join us for books, rhymes, and music to boost your baby's ability to learn. Ages 0-18 months

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.