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
Wednesday July 30, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

During this free class, you will learn how to use library print and electronic resources to research an industry; use Business Decisions database to create demographic, consumer expenditure and market segmentation reports for your neighborhood or Zip code and use Business Source Premier database to setup email alerts for full text eJournals. No registration required.

Thursday July 31, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Participants will learn how to use resources to help find information about financial support for individual activities. Registration is required.

Thursday July 31, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2-6 years

Rich in language and literature with song, dance and play elements. A celebration of ideas and integration of arts, audience participation will enhance the spirit of peace and love. All ages

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

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

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!

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.