April 30, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is extending the closure of all 23 of its library locations while plans are in the works to initiate a phased reopening of some physical services.

Library leaders are finalizing a plan to open a few locations in May with limited services. Specific timing is subject to the availability of appropriate personal protective...

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April 28, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) today announced it has applied for the SharedWork Ohio program through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). CML’s SharedWork Ohio (SWO) application will result in the reduction of hours of 237 non-furloughed employees. This decision is part of an effort to...

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April 27, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has launched My Upload, a new historic preservation tool that enables customers to upload their own photos to CML’s My History digital collection.

CML’s My History digital collection includes digitized...

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April 23, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is providing a small collection of library materials to Battelle for testing as part of a new partnership spearheaded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS). Battelle researchers will...

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April 21, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is now offering, through its Contact Us page, the opportunity for customers to “Reserve an Expert” during its extended closure.

Through this new feature, customers can book an online, one-on-one virtual appointment with a CML librarian to get help with genealogy, local...

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April 20, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), in celebration of National Library Week, will host astronaut and author Dr. Kathryn Sullivan for a free virtual author talk this Friday, April 24 at 2 p.m.

All who are interested in attending can click here to register,...

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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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