February 21, 2018

COLUMBUS—Three more libraries are joining the Central Library Consortium (CLC), giving Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) customers access to nearly 500,000 more items with their CML library card. Because of this, CML will need to stop some services beginning March 1 (see below for more details).

The Central Library Consortium is a...

February 5, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is bringing back Family Programs at Main Library for its second year, kicking off with Cellos in the Atrium on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Families are invited to enjoy chamber music by some of central Ohio’s brightest rising cellists from CELLOhio and Columbus Cello School.


February 1, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is continuing its author series with David Levithan on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required at columbuslibrary.org/special-events. Registration is now open. Seating begins at 6 p.m.

Young adult fiction author David...

January 25, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved a purchase agreement with The Pizzuti Companies for the sale and redevelopment of the Grant Oak Apartments.

Joel S. Pizzuti, president of The Pizzuti Companies, said the development plan for the 1.25-acre site, located at South Grant Avenue and Oak Street just north of CML’s Main...

January 11, 2018

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with programs at its Martin Luther King and...

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...