Columbus Metropolitan Libraries to Open for Limited Services on February 8th

Most Columbus Metropolitan Libraries locations will be open for Limited Services starting Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. The New Albany Branch is open for Drive-Up Pickup only during its renovation, which should wrap up in March. And the Marion-Franklin Branch, which has been closed for all services, will reopen with limited weekday hours.

As a reminder, with LIMITED SERVICES, you can enter the building to: 

Browse the shelves to pick out your items.
Pick up items on hold.
Get Grab & Go Books.
Return items.
Use a computer (60-minute limit).
Reserve a table.
Print, copy, scan and fax.
Get in-person Job Help and Homework Help at limited locations.

Find details here about how Limited Services work, plus frequently asked questions. Curbside Pickup and Walk-Up Services will still be available.

NOTE: Face coverings must be worn to enter any library locations, as required by Gov. Mike DeWine.

Remember: You can always visit 24/7 for trusted information about COVID-19 and free access to digital resources. You can also contact us by email, phone and live chat. Plus, you can Reserve an Expert to get the one-on-one help you need. Get help for students with the Online K-12 Homework Help. Be sure to follow the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Explore Columbus History

You can contribute to documenting Columbus’ history by noting the local landmarks–stores, notable homes, parks, churches, streetscapes–in your photos of Northwest Columbus. Bring your photos and documents to Trustee Cheryl Grossman. Cheryl is working with librarians from the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Columbus Metropolitan Library to scan your photos or other materials for inclusion in the digital collection of central Ohio history. You may have seen pictures from this collection on the popular Columbus Neighborhoods series on WOSU.

In addition to the pleasure of contributing to the documentation of our neighborhood, you will have a high-quality scan of your pictures or documents. Photographs degrade over time or can be lost due to fires or water damage, so take this opportunity to back up yours. You can also specify how, or if, your materials can be used or you may be able to donate entire collections to the library.