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...

March 20, 2014

COLUMBUS—Three more libraries are joining the Central Library Consortium (CLC). Now, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) customers will have access to a total of 4.5 million books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs with their CML library card.

On Wednesday, April 9, Bexley Public Library, London Public Library and Upper Arlington Public ...

February 27, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the selection of NBBJ as the architect for the design of CML’s new Dublin Branch. The library’s aspirational building program includes 10 projects to be completed by 2020. Construction on the new Dublin Branch is expected to begin in 2015.

The current Dublin Branch, located at 75...

February 18, 2014

COLUMBUS—Thousands of central Ohio third graders did not pass mandatory reading proficiency testing last October. If these same students do not pass the proficiency testing this spring, they will be forced, under Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee, to repeat third grade.

In response, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), in conjunction with Columbus City Schools (CCS...

January 22, 2014

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the selection of architects for the design of the renovation of Main Library. The Local Architect of Record will be Schooley Caldwell and the Lead Design Firm will be GUND Partnership.Main Library’s renovation is one of 10 projects to be completed by 2020 in the library’s aspirational ...