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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
Tuesday September 23, 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.

Tuesday September 23, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adult

During this free class, you will learn how to use library print and electronic resources to research an industry; use Business Decisions database to create demographic, consumer expenditure and market segmentation reports for your neighborhood or Zip code and use Business Source Premier database to setup email alerts for full text eJournals. No registration required.

Wednesday September 24, 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.

Wednesday September 24, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Adult

Learn how to find and use popular websites. Registration is required. This class is part three of a three class seris on learning how to use the internet.

Wednesday September 24, 2014
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 September 24, 2014
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

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.