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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

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
Monday September 22, 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.

Monday September 22, 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 September 22, 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

Monday September 22, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
3-6 years, 6-11 years

Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.

Monday September 22, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adult

Participants will learn how to locate information and resources related to establishing and finding financial support for a non-profit. No registration required.

Tuesday September 23, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Adult

Meet with a volunteer from the New Directions Career Center for a 15 minute "power review" of your current resume. Bring any questions you may regarding interviews or job search strategies as well. Customers helped on a first come, first served basis.

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.