24/7 Exterior Returns Open

  • Location Details

    96 S. Grant Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43215


    Mon-Thur: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Fri: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sat: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sun: 1- 5 p.m.

    Nearby Locations

    Franklinton, Martin Luther King, Northside, Parsons

    Other Locations

    Main Library is located in the heart of downtown Columbus' Discovery District.

    Check out the Guide to Main Library and the maps below for more information.

    Main Library Parking Garage

    Parking is available in Main Library's attached Parking Garage.

    Wheelchairs and rolling walkers are available. Please see staff for assistance.
The Library Store

The Library Store

Operated by Friends of the Library

  • Gift shop and book store with unique and locally produced items
  • Seasonal, one-of-a-kind finds plus used books and music
  • Apparel, tote bags, coffee mugs, children's toys and more

Located on the First Floor

Store Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shop online to find something for every reader on your list!
  • Choose “pickup” as your delivery option when you place your order.
  • When you arrive to pick up your order, pull into a Curbside Pickup spot in Main Library’s parking garage.
  • Call the number on the sign and staff will help you.

Proceeds support the Friends of the Library.
Click here to learn how you can become a Friend. 


Carnegie's Café

Carnegie's Café

Operated by Java's

  • Espresso drinks, gourmet coffee, tea and smoothies
  • Bagels and baked goods from Sammy's
  • Deli sandwiches, salads and sides from Freedom a la cart

Located on the First Floor

Café Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Curbside Pickup:

  • Pull into a Curbside Pickup spot in the parking garage.
  • Call the number on the sign. Library staff will transfer you to the Café to place your order.
  • Café staff will bring it to you.

Walk-Up Service:

  • Call the Café number posted on the door to place your order.
  • Scan the QR Code posted on the door to place your order online.
  • Café staff will bring it to you.

Orders will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

To order by phone before you arrive, call 614-479-3623. 

To order online before you arrive, click here.

Carnegie Gallery

Carnegie Gallery

Supported by Friends of the Library

The Carnegie Gallery presents free art exhibits featuring work from both emerging and established artists. Art purchased from the exhibits, through The Library Store, supports Friends of the Library.

Located on the Second Floor.

Open to all library visitors during regular operating hours