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Mission Statement

Our purpose is to: Inspire reading Share resources and Connect people.


Open and available to all, we are a haven, a meeting space, a destination for learning; providing access to information and technology for families of all socio-economic levels.

If you value enriching, informing, educating and entertaining those around you and want our libraries to continue making an impact in our communities, consider a gift of time or money to Columbus Metropolitan Library or your local library.

One of the nation's premier public libraries, our 23 locations lead the way in providing information resources to Central Ohio. In 2016 Columbus Metropolitan Library loaned 16.1 million items with another 1.6 million downloaded books, audiobooks, movies and music files to 5.3 million visitors and 9 million web visits, making the library available to all 24/7.

Proof of our dedication to serving children lies in our extensive Young Minds initiative, which includes one of the largest Summer Reading Club in the country.

For more information, visit www.columbuslibrary.org.




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Would you recommend Columbus Metropolitan Library?

by Michaelina P. (2008-10-23 09:04:40.0)
I have volunteered for the library off and on for the past year and a half. I came into my experience at the library very naiive about how it functions. But having done the behind the scenes work (such as filing and prepping documents for scanning), I see and have learned that there is MUCH more going on at the library than people think. I thought that library was just books, cds and movies, never stopping to think that perhaps there was more going on than I assumed. And I was pleasantly suprised at how dedicated the library to being the best it can be. It serves its customers to its fullest potential. And I, as a patron, appreciate that. Thanks, CML.