April 23, 2015

Library to refresh website to better serve customers

COLUMBUS—Tomorrow, Friday, April 24, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will unveil its newly refreshed website, columbuslibrary.org. With the updates, CML hopes to bring customers:

  • A refreshed design and updated, streamlined content
  • Increased website security and accessibility
  • Greater compatibility with mobile devices
  • Updated information about CML programs and services
  • Improved access to electronic resources and eBooks

Additionally, CML’s continually expanding digital collection is being rebranded as “My History,” a customer’s one-stop-shop for digital photos, postcards, manuscripts and more that chronicles the history of Columbus, Ohio, and its many unique communities.

In 2014, columbuslibrary.org received more than 9 million visits. No changes are being made to CML’s online catalog.

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 Centers, 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.