May 4, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is breaking ground on its new Parsons Branch. To mark the occasion, CML will hold a short, highly visual program that will include library leaders and city and community officials, as well as representatives from project architect Moody•Nolan, construction manager at risk Turner and owner’s representative Pizzuti Companies. The...

April 23, 2015

COLUMBUS—Tomorrow, Friday, April 24, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will unveil its newly refreshed website, With the updates, CML hopes to bring customers:

  • A refreshed design and updated, streamlined content
  • Increased website security and accessibility
  • Greater compatibility...
April 20, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) auto-renewal service, which was introduced to customers in May 2014, will undergo minor changes effective Friday, May 1. Since it began last year, the service offers customers automatic renewal of any non-digital item checked out from a CML location so long as certain eligibility requirements are met:

  • If no other...
April 10, 2015

COLUMBUS—Tomorrow, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will open its new Whitehall Branch to the public with a brief dedication ceremony followed by a grand opening celebration. The event is free and open to all.

  • New Whitehall Branch Dedication and Grand Opening Celebration
  • 4445 E. Broad St. (one block east of current Whitehall Branch)...
April 3, 2015

COLUMBUS—Before Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) formally dedicates its new Whitehall Branch with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 11, thousands of items need to be moved. Earlier today, Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard, Whitehall City Schools Superintendent Brian Hamler and other city officials pushed book carts full of library materials from ...

March 30, 2015

COLUMBUS—At 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Northern Lights Branch will close and remain closed throughout the remainder of its renovation and expansion – expected to be completed in 2016. A temporary space for the branch, located within the former Brookhaven High...

March 26, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved a contract with artist Virginia Overton to commission a sculptural installation for display in the renovated Main Library. The commission will run from April 2015 through December 2016.

In October 2014, CML’s art consultant, Lisa Kurzner, under the guidance of its art committee...

March 13, 2015

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library is participating in The Big Library Read, a digital book club set on a global scale to introduce and connect as many passionate readers as possible to eBooks. The program allows owners of digital eReader devices – and holders of CML library cards – to instantly download a specific eBook or...

March 10, 2015

COLUMBUS—At 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, Main Library will close and services will be suspended during the building’s renovation – expected to be completed in August 2016. Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees yesterday approved the closure of Main Library during renovation. There were a number of reasons for this, including:

  • Ensuring the...