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

We're renovating Main Library. We're staying open during construction but you will not be able to enter the building 30 minutes prior to opening. Download our Guide to Main Library During Renovation to learn more. Visit here for updates.


Main Library Managers:

Angela O'Neal: Local History and Genealogy

Jay Kegley: Reference and Adult Collections

Martha Lund: Childrens

Margie Robertson: Information Line - 614-645-2275

Wendy VanScheetz: Circulation

Upcoming Events
Tuesday March 10, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
12-17 years

Celebrate Teen Tech Week: Libraries are for Making in our YOUmedia space! Design tee shirt art and magnets as fantastic additions for your art portfolio or simply to celebrate your individuality. Stop in any time 3-6:30 Tuesday March 10th - 12th to create your design.

Tuesday March 10, 2015
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
3-6 years, 6-11 years

Discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.

Wednesday March 11, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
18-36 months

Books, music, and rhymes to set your toddler on the road to reading! Ages 18-36 months

Wednesday March 11, 2015
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

Wednesday March 11, 2015
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.

Wednesday March 11, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
12-17 years

Celebrate Teen Tech Week: Libraries are for Making in our YOUmedia space! Design tee shirt art and magnets as fantastic additions for your art portfolio or simply to celebrate your individuality. Stop in any time 3-6:30 Tuesday March 10th - 12th to create your design.

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

Need help with your job search? We offer FREE Job Help with dedicated staff and volunteers at all locations.

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).