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: 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
Tuesday July 22, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet with a volunteer from the New Directions Career Center for a 15 minute "power review" of your current resume. Bring any questions you may regarding interviews or job search strategies as well. Customers helped on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesday July 22, 2014
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
3-6 years, 6-11 years

Storytime with a computer? Parents and caregivers, bring the kids for a fun tour of the library's free animated books and reading activities! For kids from preschool through Grade 3. For families

Tuesday July 22, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Birth-18 months, 18-36 months, 2-6 years

Oh no, a zoo animal is loose in the library! Audience members will transform into superheroes and follow clues to identify and capture the animal, saving the library from certain danger! Ages 0-6

Tuesday July 22, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6-11 years

Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students can read with a Reading Buddy for a 15 minute one-on-one session to build reading skills. Ages 5-8

Tuesday July 22, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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!

Tuesday July 22, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6-11 years

Join us as we rocket through the cosmos towards Mars, our new home! On Mars we’ll design new living structures, encounter aliens, and compare our new surroundings to life on Earth — capturing our experiences in personal journals. Ages 6-11

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.