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
Saturday October 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6-11 years

Celebrate Hands on Chemistry by taking part in interactive science experiments and more!

Saturday October 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
12-17 years, Adult

Come meet Franklin County Recorder Terry Brown and learn about the resources (property records such as deeds, veteran’s grave information, & other records) and services his office provides for genealogists and other researchers.

Saturday October 25, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult

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

Saturday October 25, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2-6 years

Wear your costume and join us as we share in spooky stories, songs, and fun! All ages

Saturday October 25, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
3-6 years, 6-11 years

Parents of all Columbus City Schools K-Third Grade students are invited to attend the Columbus City Schools K-3 Family Resource Fair on October 25, at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library from 1pm - 2:30pm. Parents will be provided with important information on Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee, and the state's new online reading and math assessments.

Saturday October 25, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adult

Bring your device or laptop and learn how to get eBooks from the library.

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.