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: InfoLine (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
Saturday August 2, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult

Come explore some websites that may help you find your African-American ancestors. (seating is limited you must register for this free program.)

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

Reading is a family affair. Join us and share in stories, songs, and fun! All ages

Saturday August 2, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adult

Your child needs basic skills to be ready for kindergarten.
Our book-based learning activities for you and your child can help.
Ask us about these featured books and lessons!

Monday August 4, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Adult

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

Monday August 4, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Birth-18 months

Engage your little one in new ways! Join us for books, rhymes, and music to boost your baby's ability to learn. Ages 0-18 months

Monday August 4, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6-11 years

Join us for hands-on-science fun as we learn about physics! Ages 6-11

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.