• 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

    Upcoming Events
    Sunday Aug 28
    • 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.
    Monday Aug 29
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 4:00 pm - 4:30 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.
    • 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 6:00 pm - 6:30 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.
    Tuesday Aug 30
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    Wednesday Aug 31
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 12:30 pm - 1:00 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.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 1:30 pm - 2:00 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    Thursday Sep 1
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    Friday Sep 2
    Saturday Sep 3
    • Genealgy Cafe
    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • LHG place holder
    Tuesday Sep 6
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    Wednesday Sep 7
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 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
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    Thursday Sep 8
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    Friday Sep 9
    Saturday Sep 10
    • Making Sense of the U.S. Census
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • The U.S. Census is a great resource to help you find your ancestors. Participants will learn what to expect when doing census research and learn some problem solving techniques to make census research more successful.
    Sunday Sep 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 Sunday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
    Monday Sep 12
    • GED Classes
    • 9:00 am - 12:00 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.
    • Basic Internet
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn the basics of how to get online and navigate the Internet. Registration is required.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • 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.
    • Careers 101: Dead Bodies Everywhere
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join the Franklin County Coroner's Office for a look into forensics and what it's like to work with the dead.
    Tuesday Sep 13
    • Introduction to Word 2013
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to create, edit, format and save simple documents using Microsoft Word 2013. Registration is 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 Sunday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    Wednesday Sep 14
    • GED Classes
    • 9:00 am - 12:00 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 - 11:00 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
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    Thursday Sep 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 Sunday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    Friday Sep 16
    Saturday Sep 17
    Sunday Sep 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 Sunday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
    • DNA Workshop-Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
    • 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Discover how DNA testing has exploded onto the genealogy world stage and created a dynamic new tool that can take your research from "Dead End" to "On the Road Again". REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS WORKSHOP!!! This program is brought to you by the Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society and a collaboration with Columbus Metropolitan Libary's Local History & Genealogy Division.
    Monday Sep 19
    • GED Classes
    • 9:00 am - 12:00 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 - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • 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.
    • Grants for Nonprofits
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use online resources to help you understand the grant process for nonprofit organizations. Registration is required.
    Tuesday Sep 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 Sunday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    • Business Information
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use library resources related to business information. Registration is required.
    Wednesday Sep 21
    • GED Classes
    • 9:00 am - 12:00 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 - 11:00 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
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    • Franklin County Genealogical & History Soc.-DNA Interest
    • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Kathleen Reed - She will talk about Ethnic Populations and how the DNA testing companies utilizes these studies to determine your Ethnic Percentages. More info about her presentation is forthcoming.
    • Grants for Individuals
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use online resources to help you understand the grant process for individuals. Registration is required.
    Thursday Sep 22
    • 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
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia
    • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help
    • 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.
    • eReaders and eBooks
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to access thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and videos free with your library card. Registration is required.
    Friday Sep 23
    Saturday Sep 24
    Sunday Sep 25
    • 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.

    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:
    4 - 5 p.m.
    Thursday:
    4 - 5 p.m.