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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
Thursday September 4, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
3-6 years

Books, songs, stories, and surprises intended to help your preschooler learn to love reading! Ages 3-6

Thursday September 4, 2014
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12-17 years

Make your mark and drop in to YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art and photography with mentors ready to help.

Saturday September 6, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12-17 years, Adult

There are many Ohio genealogy resources on FamilySearch. You will find birth, marriage, death and other records online that were once only available in the local county courthouse or archives. So come learn about what is available and how to find information about your ancestors. (seating is limited you must register for this free program.)

Saturday September 6, 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 September 6, 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 September 6, 2014
3:00 PM - 3:35 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!

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.