June 25, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) and Columbus State Community College (CSCC) are broadening a partnership that will provide additional resources for CSCC students at all 21 CML locations.

Earlier this month, all public computers throughout CML’s 21 library locations – roughly 800 PCs – have been equipped with Columbus State Virtual Computer Commons. The...

June 24, 2014

COLUMBUS—As Columbus City Schools works to ensure that all third grade students are prepared to pass the July Ohio Achievement Assessment, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) reaffirms its support for students, parents and educators.

“CML is uniquely positioned to work with students during out-of-school time – preschool, after school and summer,” said CEO Patrick...

June 23, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the selection of Moody•Nolan as the architect for the design of the new Shepard Branch. The library’s aspirational building program includes 10 projects to be completed by 2020. Construction is expected to begin on the new Shepard Branch in 2015.

The current Shepard Branch,...

May 29, 2014

COLUMBUS—June is National Pride Month and Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is proud to showcase the digitized archive of the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus (CGMC) as part of its online image collection. The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus collection includes concert programs and photographs...

May 28, 2014

COLUMBUS—On Saturday, July 12, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will open its new Driving Park Branch to the public with a brief dedication ceremony followed by a grand opening celebration. The event is free and open to all.

  • New Driving Park Branch Dedication and Grand Opening Celebration
  • 1422 E. Livingston Ave. (at Livingston and...
May 19, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is introducing a new collection of books that cannot be reserved or renewed. The Quick Pick collection will be available at all 21 locations beginning Tuesday, June 3. These books will consist of high-interest titles that often would have long wait periods if reserved. They will be available only to customers who visit CML...

May 5, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is unveiling a new feature that makes manually renewing books, CDs and DVDs a thing of the past. As of May 1, any non-digital item checked out at a CML location will be renewed automatically at the end of its lending period.

There are a few exceptions. Items won’t be renewed if:

  • Another customer places a reserve...
April 29, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has been awarded a $16,320 grant from the Ohio Humanities Council (OHC). The grant will fund a one-year project to develop additional tools for CML’s Columbus African American Collection, such as an introductory video created in...

April 21, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) joins thousands of parents, teachers and administrators throughout Franklin County in wishing every third grade student success on their upcoming Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). All 850 CML staff members have signed the attached ‘good luck card’ to encourage our community’s young people to do well on their test. The card has been...

April 7, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) and Columbus City Schools (CCS) are deepening their educational partnership with the announcement of four Family Literacy Academies to take place at CML locations throughout the next month. These free programs are designed to equip parents and caregivers of CCS third graders with the tools they need to help their children pass the ...