January 9, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) reminds customers that they can check out materials without incurring overdue fines. In late 2016, CML’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to eliminate overdue fines beginning Jan. 1, 2017 as a way to remove barriers between customers and the materials they need.


December 18, 2017

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Board of Trustees refinanced $9.9 million of the library’s outstanding tax-exempt Public Library Fund notes. The refinancing, technically termed “refunding”, takes advantage of historically low interest rates and saves the library nearly $900,000 over the next 10 years.

CML’s high bond rating, made possible by its strong...

December 12, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is announcing the lineup of its 2018 Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks at Main Library.

  • Sunday, Jan. 28 | Jane Smiley, author of A Thousand Acres
  • Friday, March 9 | David...
December 7, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) yesterday kicked off construction of its new Dublin Branch with a ceremonial “wallbreaking”.

Wallbreakers included:

  • The Honorable Christina Alutto, Member, Dublin City Council
  • Margie Amorose, Executive Director, Dublin Chamber of Commerce...
December 5, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will kick off construction of its new Dublin Branch tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m., with a short, highly visual “wallbreaking” ceremony that will include library leaders and city and community officials. The brief event is free and open to all....

November 16, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is hosting a holiday open house on Nov. 29 at its Main Library. From 6-8 p.m., families can enjoy activities, music and refreshments, plus a visit from a very special guest. The event is free. But perhaps the biggest draws of the evening will be a tree-lighting in Topiary Park complete with live reindeer and the return of the...

November 14, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with digital lender Kanopy to bring customers free streaming movies with their library card. Customers can visit CML’s homepage, columbuslibrary.org, and scroll down to the yellow “Cinema / Documentaries” box to get started.

Once customers are signed up, they can:

  • Instantly stream up to 10 movies a...
November 9, 2017

COLUMBUS—In preparation for construction of Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) new Dublin Branch, the current Dublin Branch, located at 75 N. High St., will close to the public at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Then, on...

November 9, 2017

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has broken ground on its new Martin Luther King Branch.

Groundbreakers include:

  • Kathleen Bailey, Chair, Near East Area Commission
  • Trudy Bartley, Associate Vice President for Community Relations, The Ohio State     University
  • Carzel Betton, VolunTeen, Martin Luther King Branch, Columbus...