Columbus Metropolitan Library


Give a Gift Today

Your gift to the library supports programs that inspire a lifelong passion for reading and learning and provides vital services to members of our community in need.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is building resources for the sole purpose of advancing the mission of Columbus Metropolitan Library for generations to come.

2021 Donor Recognition

With your help, the library innovated in 2021 to respond to the community’s changing needs.

2022 Celebration of Learning

Join us Friday, Nov. 4 to hear presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.

Main Library Facade

How You Can Help

Learn more about Innovation Fund, Young Minds, Life Skills and My Library opportunities.


You will be giving to the greatest and most immediate needs of our community.

We must innovate and change to be able to continue offering vital services in new ways. The Innovation Fund will give us much needed resources to implement these necessary programs.

Gifts to this fund are highly encouraged.


Help kids maintain skills during out-of-school learning.

Move in-person programs, like Summer Reading Challenge, to include virtual elements. Give teachers books and resources when school budgets struggle. Support parents and caregivers as they build little ones into readers.


Help those struggling find job help and resources.

Enhance our ability to provide resume and job search help. Allow customers increased access to experts for free legal aid and social services. Support our collaborations with other nonprofits in reaching the community.


Help our neighbors get the most out of their library.

Increase access to technology and help narrow the digital divide. Get materials to those unable to visit the library with our lobby stop program for seniors. Create a safe environment and provide for PPE’s, cleaning supplies and more.

Have questions?

Contact us today to get answers to your questions.


Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

96 S. Grant Ave. | Columbus, Ohio 43215