October 1, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) offers relief for thousands of customers as unseasonably warm weather has prompted Columbus City Schools to cancel classes today.

All 23 air conditioned library locations are open to all and provide comfortable seating, public computers with Internet access, free WiFi...

September 30, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has teamed up with the American Library Association (ALA) in an effort to prevent newly proposed publisher restrictions on eBook purchasing from going into effect.

Beginning Nov. 1, Macmillan (one of the “Big 5” publishers) will allow libraries to purchase only one copy of each new eBook title for the first...

September 18, 2019

COLUMBUS—Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) employees have raised $6,653.84 for the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation. The money will be used to purchase books that will be given to participants of the library’s Reading Buddies program. These books will be specially earmarked for distribution...

September 9, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is joining with the American Library Association and public libraries across the country this month to encourage parents, caregivers and young minds to sign up for a library card.

A Columbus Metropolitan Library card is free and enables cardholders to:

September 3, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will resume normal 9 a.m.-9 p.m. hours Monday through Thursday at its Main Library beginning today, Tuesday, Sept. 3, following more than a month with temporarily reduced hours.

Since Tuesday, July 23, Main Library has closed early at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday due to overnight utility line work taking...

August 16, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with other Franklin County libraries (Bexley Public Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, Plain City Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library and Worthington Libraries) to present An Evening with Rick Steves at 7 p.m....

August 14, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has been awarded a $25,200 grant from LYRASIS, a nonprofit membership organization based in Atlanta. The funding is provided for CML to enhance its digital preservation abilities with the development and implementation of a new tool called My Upload.

When completed, My Upload will automate the process of contributing digital...