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

Chuck Cody: Fiction, Arts and Media

Angela O'Neal: Genealogy, History and Travel

Jay Kegley: Science, Business and News

Martha Lund: Center for Discovery (Children and Teens)

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 April 26, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2-6 years, 3-6 years

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

Saturday April 26, 2014
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3-6 years

After storytime, join friends from the Thurber House for fun and creative writing activities for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Monday April 28, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Adult

Learn basic computer skills including how to use a mouse, keyboard, printing, file management and more. Registration is required. This class is part one of a three-class series on learning to use the internet.

Monday April 28, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult

Free Adult Basic Literacy (ABL) and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation Class. Students can register for orientation and class placement by calling Columbus City Schools Adult Education Department at 614-365-5245 ext. 260 or 237.

Monday April 28, 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 April 28, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 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.

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.