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 ...

April 3, 2014

COLUMBUS—Starting tonight and running through the morning of Wednesday, April 9, some Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) services will be disrupted as three more libraries – along with their catalogs – join the Central Library Consortium (CLC).

During this period of time, CML customers will still be able to:

  • Get a...
March 25, 2014

COLUMBUS—The last chance to donate to Columbus Metropolitan Library’s book drive in support of Columbus City Schools is quickly approaching. From now until Monday, March 31, the library is accepting new and gently used children’s books for grades K-5 at all 21 locations.

Donated books will benefit the school...