Main Library

Location Details

96 S. Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215


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

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
Thursday December 4, 2014
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.

Friday December 5, 2014
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Proposal Writing Basics will show you what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation and tips for making each section of your proposal stronger.

Saturday December 6, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come learn about how to find digital collections about our ancestors and the places where they lived. We explore sites such as the Digital Public Library of America, Columbus Metropolitan Library's Image and other digital collections and similar sites where you will find genealogy and local history. (Seating is limited, you must register for this free program.)

Saturday December 6, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Saturday December 6, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2-6 years

Have fun at our Money Smarts Carnival with themed activities and games that promote concepts of spending, saving and earning money. (All Ages)

Monday December 8, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn how to create, edit, format and save simple documents using Microsoft Word 2010. No registration required.

Meeting Rooms

Homework Help Center
Monday through Thursday:
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Open during the school year.
Job Help Center
Monday through Friday:
12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Main Library Parking

Parking is available in the attached garage on Library Park North.


  • 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.