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

We're renovating Main Library. Click here for a guide to Main Library during construction.

Visit here for updates.


Main Library Managers:

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)

Wendy VanScheetz: Circulation

Upcoming Events
Wednesday February 4, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
18-36 months

Books, music, and rhymes to set your toddler on the road to reading! Ages 18-36 months

Wednesday February 4, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
3-6 years

Books, songs, stories, and surprises intended to help your preschooler learn to love reading! Ages 3-6

Wednesday February 4, 2015
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12-17 years

Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.

Wednesday February 4, 2015
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12-17 years

Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.

Thursday February 5, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult

Free classes for Adults learning English (ESOL). Contact the Columbus City Schools Adult Education Department to register (614) 365-6468 ext. 261 or 236.

Thursday February 5, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
18-36 months

Books, music, and rhymes to set your toddler on the road to reading! Ages 18-36 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.