April 15, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has reopened its main phone lines at 614-645-2275, as staff members are now able to respond to customers’ questions remotely.

Since CML’s closure in mid-March due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, library staff have been working to address customers’ questions...

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April 13, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) today announced a personnel cost-reduction plan that will result in 609 full- and part-time employees to be furloughed. CML currently employs 846 full- and part-time staff members. The announcement comes as a result of the library’s extended closure due to the ongoing public health pandemic. The furloughs are effective Sunday, April...

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April 7, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is offering K-12 students free help with their homework by way of a new live chat feature on its website, columbuslibrary.org. CML staff members are available to directly respond to students’ questions and refer them to the many free resources available to them. This new digital service...

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March 31, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is extending the closure of all 23 of its library locations through at least Saturday, May 2.

CML will continue to follow guidelines provided by local, county and state health officials and the ...

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March 26, 2020

It has been an extraordinary couple of weeks as the world faces historic challenges with the growing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. With Governor DeWine’s recent stay-at-home order, it’s never been more important to stay engaged in reading and learning as we all practice social distancing.

While all Columbus Metropolitan Library locations remain closed, we are committed to providing you...

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March 18, 2020

COLUMBUS—While all Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) locations are closed in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, CML is working to provide access to digital materials for its customers.

As part of these efforts, CML is participating in...

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March 16, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has closed all 23 of its library locations through at least April 6 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. But CML customers have many digital options – all free with their CML library cards – including:

  • eBooks and eAudiobooks from the...
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March 13, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will close all 23 of its library locations effective at 6 p.m. today, Friday, March 13, and remain closed through at least April 6.

“This decision was not made lightly,” said CML CEO Patrick Losinski. “The scientific evidence that early social distancing can help stop the spread of the coronavirus is a...

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March 11, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is committed to serving the needs of the public while taking precautionary steps on behalf of our customers, staff and the community. With the outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, we are monitoring information and following guidelines provided by our city, county and state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control...

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March 3, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will mark its 147th birthday tomorrow, Wednesday, March 4. CML is proud to continue to serve Franklin County.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework...

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