January 5, 2017

Library introduces Sunday hours at six branches

Nearly all 23 locations now open Sundays

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is introducing Sunday hours from 1-5 p.m. at six more of its branches effective this Sunday, Jan. 8. These branches are:

  • Franklinton | 1061 W. Town St.
  • Linden | 2223 Cleveland Ave.
  • Livingston | 3434 Livingston Ave.
  • Martin Luther King | 1600 E. Long St.
  • Northside* | 1423 N. High St.
  • South High | 3540 S. High St.

*The new Northside Branch, currently under construction, will offer Sunday hours once it opens later this year. Its temporary location, in the Kroger parking lot at 1350 N. High St., will remain closed Sundays.

With Sunday hours at most of CML’s 23 locations, this new change means that nearly all are now open seven days a week. The only branches that remain closed on Sundays are Canal Winchester (opened in 2016) and Marion-Franklin (opened in 2014), which are smaller “express” branches. CML will continue to gauge each branch’s use to determine if Sunday hours might be implemented in the future.

Throughout the past several years, CML has implemented Sunday hours at several of its new or renovated branches, including Driving Park, Whitehall, Parsons, Shepard and Northern Lights. “With more of our new buildings open on Sunday, we have reached a point where opening on Sunday is our standard, and allows us to maximize customer use of our branches and services,” said CML CEO Patrick Losinski.

Visit columbuslibrary.org/locations for hours of all 23 locations.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college readiness and employment resources.

CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal for seven of the eight years the magazine has published its industry ratings.