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
Thursday November 6, 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

Thursday November 6, 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

Thursday November 6, 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.

Thursday November 6, 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.

Thursday November 6, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Adult

This is a great workshop for new or even seasoned grant writers. Participants will meet two consecutive evenings to target grant components that have been identified by funders as barriers to successful grant applications. Major focus will be on development of budgets, logic model designs (how you start and finish the project) and concise project descriptions. First Steps of Grant Writing is offered by the United Way Neighborhood Partnership Center Training Academy. Facilitated by Dinessa Solomon, Director of Foundation Relations, The Ohio State University Foundation. A $5 material/registration fee is required. Register at https://fs21.formsite.com/unitedway/form64/index.html.

Saturday November 8, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult

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

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.